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image of Saint Mary Salome and Her Family Bernhard Strigel (artist)
German, 1460/1461 - 1528
Saint Mary Salome and Her Family, c. 1520/1528
oil on panel
overall: 125 x 65.7 cm (49 3/16 x 25 7/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
On View
From the Tour: 15th and Early 16th-Century Germany
Object 7 of 8


Possibly O. Streber, Munich.[1] (Haskard Bank, Florence, and Charles Fairfax Murray, as agent, by 1900);[2] sold 1900 to (Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London); sold May 1900 to Rodolphe Kann [d. 1905], Paris;[3] by descent to executors of the Kann estate: Edouard Kann, Paris; Betty Schnaffer [née Kann], Frankfurt; Martin and Eleanore [née Kann] Bromberg, Hamburg; Jacob and Mathilde [née Kann] Emden, Hamburg, and Edmond and Madeline [née Kann] Bickard See, Paris.[4] (Duveen Brothers, Paris, August, 1907);[5] purchased August 1907 by members of the Kann family, possibly Martin and Eleanore Bromberg, Hamburg.[6] Probably Dr. Max Emden, Switzerland, by 1939.[7] (Wildenstein & Co., New York, by 1939);[8] purchased February 1954 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[9] at the NGA from 1956; gift 1961 to NGA.

[1] Unverified, cited by Alfred Stange, Kritisches Verzeichnis der deutschen Tafelbelder vor Dürer. 3 vols. (Munich, 1970), 2: 204, no. 899.

[2] Letter of 24 January 1969, from Richard Kingzett, Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London, to Colin Eisler, in NGA curatorial files.

[3] Kingzett letter of 24 January 1969 cited above.

[4] Duveen stockbook in archives at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art, New York; see letter of 23 February 1987 from Guy Bauman, Department of European Paintings to John Hand in NGA curatorial files.

[5] Guy Bauman letter cited above and Edward Fowles, Memories of Duveen Brothers (London, 1976), 36-43.

[6] Bauman letter, cited in note 4, notes that in both the stockbook and the salesbook, the paintings are listed only as having been sold to "Kann relations."

[7] Wildenstein & Co. brochure in NGA Kress files lists Bromberg and Dr. Emden as previous owners.

[8] Letter of 14 September 1988 from Ay-Whang Hsia, Wildenstein & Co., to John Hand, in NGA curatorial files.

[9] William E. Suida, Paintings and Sculpture of the Samuel H. Kress Collection. (Denver, 1954), 64, no. 28; letter of 10 November 1987 to John Hand from Louise H. Kliopov, Denver Art Museum, in NGA curatorial files. Eisler 1977, 26, reversed the exhibition dates for this and the Saint Mary Salome and Her Family also by Strigel.

The bill of sale (copy in NGA curatorial files) is dated February 10, 1954, and was for a total of fourteen paintings; payments by the Foundation continued to March 1957.

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