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Guercino
Cardinal Francesco Cennini

K2110
443
Italian
1625
oil on canvas
Painting
117.4 x 96.2 cm (46 1/4 x 37 7/8 in)
Dr. J. Seymour Maynard, London; (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 29 January 1954, no. 58); [1] (Thomas Agnew and Sons, London); sold that same day to (David M. Koetser Gallery, New York, London, and Zurich); [2] purchased 1955 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [3] gift 1961 to NGA.

[1] Charles Beddington of the Old Master Picture Department at Christie's checked their records and found no earlier provenance for the painting; he suggested that, as Maynard was a frequenter of the London sale rooms, he may have purchased the picture at Sotheby's (letter of 2 January 1991 in NGA curatorial files). No reference to the painting appears in sales indexes prior to 1954.
[2] Stockbooks, Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, no. 1185
[3] According to Fern Rusk Shapley, Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools XVI-XVIII Century, London, 1973: 78, and Fern Rusk Shapley, Catalogue of Italian Paintings, 2 vols., Washington, D.C., 1979: 1:246.
1961.9.20
2110
1380
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