Italian, 1477/1478 - 1510
The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1505/1510
oil on panel
overall: 90.8 x 110.5 cm (35 3/4 x 43 1/2 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
Object 3 of 7
Cardinal Joseph Fesch [1763-1839], Rome; (Fesch sale, George, Rome, 17 March 1845, no. 874). Claudius Tarral, Paris; (Tarral sale, Christie & Manson, London, 11 June 1847, no. 55); purchased by (Banting) for Thomas Wentworth Beaumont [d. 1848], Bretton Hall, Yorkshire, England; by inheritance to his son, Wentworth Blackett Beaumont, 1st baron Allendale [1829-1907], Bretton Hall; by inheritance to his son, Wentworth Canning Blackett Beaumont, 1st viscount and 2nd baron Allendale [1860-1923], Bretton Hall; by inheritance to his son, Wentworth Henry Canning Beaumont, 2nd viscount and 3rd baron Allendale [1890-1956], Bretton Hall; sold August 1937 to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 1938 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1939 to NGA.
 Provenance according to Kress records in NGA curatorial files.
 The painting is listed in the Duveen Brothers General Stock Book for the period 1 June 1937 to April 1941, and is annotated "Purchased Aug. 3, 1937" (copy in NGA curatorial files; Duveen Brothers Records, Accession No. 960015, Getty Research Institute, Reel 66, Box 186). See also the letter of 4 March 1965 from Ellis Waterhouse to Fern Rusk Shapley, in NGA curatorial files.
 Fern Rusk Shapley, Catalogue of the Italian Paintings, 2 vols., Washington, D.C., 1979: 1:151-152.
- Allendale, Wentworth Blackett Beaumont, 1st baron
- Allendale, Wentworth Canning Blackett Beaumont, 1st viscount and 2nd baron
- Allendale, Wentworth Henry Canning Beaumont, 2nd viscount and 3rd baron
- Beaumont, Thomas Wentworth
- Christie & Manson
- Duveen Brothers, Inc.
- Fesch, Joseph, Cardinal
- Kress Foundation, Samuel H. (Kress number K509)
- Sale, Rome
- Tarral, Claudius
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