Italian 17th Century
Giovanni da Verrazzano
with base: 88.6 x 68.9 x 33.6 cm (34 7/8 x 27 1/8 x 13 1/4 in)
The Verrazzano family, Florence; the Vai family, Florence. The 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 38 March 1967. In addition, a letter written by F.B.Adams Jr. states that Modestini sold to Kress and was acting on the behalf of someone in Rome.  Provenance according to Ulrich Middeldorf, Complete Catalogue of the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Sculptures XIV-XIX Century, 1976, p. 72.