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Agnolo Bronzino
Portrait of an Elderly Lady

c. 1540
oil on panel
127 x 100 cm (50 x 39-3/8 in)
Maragliano Felice, Naples, Italy; Maragliano Family, Naples; William Noel-Hill [1772-1842], 3rd Baron Berwick of Attingham, Shropshire; [1] by inheritance to his brother Richard Noel-Hill [1774-1848] 4th Baron Berwick of Attingham; sold to George Bassett by 1844; sold to William Hand, Hintor Manor, Dorsetshire; (his sale, Christie's, London, 22 January 1848, no. 82); Domenico Campanari, London, until 1860. S. Herman de Zoete, London; (his sale, Christies's, London, 8 May 1885. no. 305, as "Vittoria Colonna" by Bronzino); bought by (P. & D. Colnaghi, London). Mrs Vaughan; (her sale, Christie's London, 31 July 1925, no. 171, as "Vittoria Colonna, by Bronzino); bought in by Allen; (Vaughan sale, Christie's London, 4 December 1925, no. 108); (Giuseppe Bellesi, London); (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1863-1955] Rome-Florence); sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 15 May 1929; gift to Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 1961, no. 53670. [1]Berwick was the British envoy in Naples between 1824-1830. According to the Getty Provenance Index, he got the painting from the Maragliano family while in Naples.
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