Italian 17th Century
Chiaro da Verrazzano
with base: 91.4 x 68.9 x 37.8 cm (36 x 27 1/8 x 14 7/8 in)
Verrazzano family, Florence; Vai family, Florence. Ridolfi family, Florence. G. Sonnino, New York. Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi [1878-1955], Florence. (Mario Modestini, New York);  sold 1956 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1961 to NGA.  See letter written by J. Carter Brown dated 28 March 1967. In addition, a letter from F.B. Adams Jr. states that Modestini sold to Kress and was acting on the behalf of someone in Rome.