Giovanni di Paolo and Workshop
Madonna and Child Between Saints Jerome and Augustine
tempera on panel, transferred to composition board
79.4 x 70.3 cm (31-1/4 x 27-5/8 in)
Miss Frances Anne Hardinge [1819–1891], England;  Count Mario Tadini Buoninsegni [b. 1889], Siena.  (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878-1955] Rome-Florence); sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 1 June 1936; gift 1939 to the National Gallery of Art; deaccessioned in 1952 and returned to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; gift 1961 to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, no. F61-58.  A printed coat of arms that was formerly attached to the back of the panel, now preserved in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art registrar’s files, was kindly identified as that of Miss Hardinge by Mrs. Angela Howard, Heirloom & Howard, Ltd., Chippenham, Wiltshire, letter of March 19, 1994. According to Mrs. Howard’s reading, the accompanying inscription reads "Frances…/Hamilton G… from Aunt M."  On the Buoninsegni and Tadini family see V. Spreti, Enciclopedia storico-nobiliare italiana, Bologna, 1932, vol. VI, pp. 527–28. The last private owner of the present panel would appear to have been Mario Tadini Buoninsegni.
Gift to National Gallery of Art, June 29, 1939
Deaccession by National Gallery of Art, February 21, 1952
Gift to Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, December 09, 1961