National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Madonna and Child Giovanni Bellini (artist)
Venetian, c. 1430/1435 - 1516
Madonna and Child, c. 1480/1485
oil on panel
painted surface: 52.3 x 41.5 cm (20 9/16 x 16 5/16 in.) overall: 53.7 x 42.5 cm (21 1/8 x 16 3/4 in.) framed: 86.8 x 70.6 x 7.9 cm (34 3/16 x 27 13/16 x 3 1/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1939.1.352
On View
From the Tour: Venetian Painting in the Early Renaissance
Object 2 of 7

Provenance

Niccolò d'Attimis, Conte Maniago, Spilimbergo (near Udine in Friuli); purchased 1916 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York);[1] on approval to Carl W. Hamilton [1886-1967], New York, by 1920, and returned 1921;[2] sold 1937 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[3] gift 1939 to NGA.

[1] The name "Olivotti" is recorded next to the date and amount of the purchase, possibly indicating an agent for the transaction (X Book, Reel 422, Duveen Brothers Records, accession number 960015, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles).

[2] According to Edward Fowles (Memories of Duveen Brothers, London, 1976: 127-129), a large collection of Italian paintings was offered on approval to Hamilton by 1920, but he did not purchase them and returned them to Duveen the following year.

[3] The Duveen Brothers letter confirming the sale of twenty-four paintings, including NGA 1939.1.352, is dated 9 March 1937; the provenance is given as "Maniago Collection" (copy in NGA curatorial files; Box 474, Folder 5, Duveen Brothers Records, accession number 960015, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles).

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