Jacopo del Casentino
Presentation of the Christ Child in the Temple
tempera and gold leaf on panel
107 x 67 cm (42-1/8 x 26-3/8 in)
(Giuseppe Salvadori). Achillito Chiesa, Milan, by 1925;  (Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878-1955] Rome-Florence), probably by 1928;  sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 10 October 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. F61-59.  Raimond van MarIe, Italian Schools of Painting, vol. V, 1925, pp. 473-474, locates the painting in a private collection in Milan, probabaly Chiesa. The painting did not appear in any of the auctions of the Achillito Chiesa collection: American Art Association, New York, November 27, 1925; April 16, 1926; November 22-23, 1927; April 24, 1930.  Hans D, Gronau, "Notes on Trecento Painting:Some unpublished Works by Jacopo di Casentino," Burlington Magazine, vol. 53, no. 305 (August 1928), p. 82, places it in a private collection in Florence, while footnoting van Marle as citing it in Milan and attributing it to Taddeo Gaddi (see note 1).
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