Francesco di Giorgio Martini
God the Father Surrounded by Angels and Cherubim
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);  sold 12 November 1920 to Robert Lehman [1892-1969], New York;  sold June 1943 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;  gift 1952 to NGA.  X Book, Reel 422, Duveen Brothers Records, accession number 960015, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.  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.  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).