National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Portrait of a Humanist Sebastiano del Piombo (artist)
Venetian, 1485 - 1547
Portrait of a Humanist, c. 1520
oil on panel transferred to hardboard
overall: 134.7 x 101 x 3.5 cm (53 1/16 x 39 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.) framed: 171.8 x 139.4 x 10.2 cm (67 5/8 x 54 7/8 x 4 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
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From the Tour: Venice and the North
Object 4 of 6


Ghizzi family, Naples; sold by 1821 to a Marquess of Lansdowne; Henry Petty-FitzMaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne, Bowood Hall, Wiltshire, England, by 1821; by inheritance to Henry Petty-FitzMaurice, 4th Marquess of Lansdowne [1816-1866], Bowood Hall; by inheritance to Henry Charles Keith Petty-FitzMaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne [1845-1927], Bowood Hall, until at least 1914.[1] (Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London), on joint account with (M. Knoedler & Company, New York); and (Pinakos [Rudolf Heinemann], New York); sold 1955 to to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1961 to NGA.

[1] According to Mrs. Anna Jameson, Companion to the Most Celebrated Private Galleries of Art in London, 1844: 306-307.

[2] Knoedler stock book no. 10, p. 115, no. A5476, and sales book no. 17, p. 155, M. Knoedler & Co. Records, Getty Research Institute (copies NGA curatorial files). Receipt dated 7 February 1955 from M. Knoedler & Co. in NGA curatorial files.

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