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Francesco di Giorgio Martini
God the Father Surrounded by Angels and Cherubim

c. 1470
tempera on panel
97.8 x 73.7 x 4.8 cm (38 1/2 x 29 x 1 7/8 in)
Alphonse Kann [1870-1948], Paris; purchased January 1917 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); [1] sold 12 November 1920 to Robert Lehman [1892-1969], New York; [2] sold June 1943 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [3] gift 1952 to NGA. [1] X Book, Reel 422, Duveen Brothers Records, accession number 960015, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. [2] See copy of the Duveen Brothers bill of sale to Robert Lehman, in NGA curatorial files. Robert Lehman was the son of Philip Lehman [1861-1947], and they collaborated on the formation of the Lehman collection. [3] The bill of sale between Robert Lehman and the Kress Foundation for fifteen paintings, including "God the Father and Angels," is dated 11 June 1943; payment was made four days later (copy in NGA curatorial files).
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