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Pietro Lorenzetti
Virgin and Child Between Saints Paul and Peter

tempera and gold on panel
center: 69.9 x 38.1 cm (27-1/2 x 15 in); sides: 59.7 x 31.8 cm (23-1/2 x 12-1/2 in)
Achillito Chiesa, Milan; (his sale, American Art Association, New York, April 16 1926, no. 48, as Pietro Lorenzetti); (Ercole Canessa [1868-1929], New York and Paris). [1] Private collection, Rome, 1930. (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878-1955], Rome-Florence); sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 12 February 1934; gift to the National Gallery of Art in 1939; deaccessioned in 1952 and returned to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; gift 1961 to Seattle Art Museum, no. 61.157. [1] Ercole and his brother Cesare formed the antiquarian firm E.& C. Canessa, active in Naples, Paris and New York. Following the death of Cesare c. 1923, the partnership was dissolved. E.& C. Canessa contiued to operate in Naples and Ercole Canessa operated the New York and Paris businesses under his own name. Following Ercole's death in there was an estate sale held at the American Art Association Anderson Galleries, New York, 29 March 1930 but this painting was not included.
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