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image of Matteo Olivieri (?) Florentine 15th Century (painter)
Matteo Olivieri (?), 1430s
tempera (and oil?) on panel transferred to canvas
overall: 48 x 34.1 cm (18 7/8 x 13 7/16 in.) framed: 77.5 x 64.5 x 7 cm (30 1/2 x 25 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
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(Stefano Bardini [1836-1922], Florence); sold 1924 to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York);[1] purchased 15 December 1936 by The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[2] gift 1937 to NGA.

[1] A 16 November 1923 cable from the Duveen Paris office describes the Matteo Olivieri and Michele Oliveri and notes "Bardini wants 8000 Pounds pair." Payments were made on 21 January and 7 March 1924. This provenance is given in the Duveen Brothers records (Box 299, Folder 3, accession number 960015, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles), and in Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America, New York, 1941: no. 41. The painting cannot be securely identified with any of those listed as belonging to Bardini by F. Scalia and C. De Benedictis, Il Museo Bardini, Florence, 1984: 1:121-125.

[2] The original Duveen Brothers invoice is in Gallery Archives, copy in NGA curatorial files.

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