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Provenance

Marques de Castillo (or Castrillo), Madrid.[1] (Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York), at least 1929 to 1946.[2] C.S. Wadsworth Trust; (their sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 11 December 1948, no. 38, as Mother with Child Holding a Bird); (Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York).[3] Margherita Weber [b. 1915], Lugano, possibly since the 1948 sale;[4] sold 6 May 1997 through (Galerie Lingenauber, Düsseldorf, Germany) to NGA.

Exhibition History
1933
Opening Exhibition, Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, 1933, no. 84, as Madonna and Child Holding a Bird.
1936
Special Loan Exhibition: Venetian Painting of the Eighteenth Century, City Art Museum of St. Louis, 1936, no. 41, as Madonna and Child Holding a Bird.
1938
Exhibition of Venetian Painting from the Fifteenth Century through the Eighteenth Century, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1938, no. 59, repro., as Madonna and Child Holding a Bird.
1938
Loan Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Prints by the Two Tiepolos: Giambattista and Giandomenico, Art Institute of Chicago, 1938, no. 14, as Madonna and Child Holding a Bird.
1938
Religious Art, an exhibition of fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth-century paintings; sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, metalwork, rosaries, textiles, stained glass and prints, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1938-1939, no. 32.
1939
Central Illinois Art Exposition of Old and Modern Masters, Bloomington, Illinois, 1939.
1939
Venetian Exhibition, Philbrook Art Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1939-1940.
1941
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Society of Liberal Arts, Joslyn Memorial, Omaha, Nebraska, 1941.
Bibliography
2000
Kirsh, Andrea, and Rustin S. Levenson. Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies. Materials and Meaning in the Fine Arts 1. New Haven, 2000: 74, color fig. 74.
2002
Pedrocco, Filippo. Giambattista Tiepolo. Milan, 2002: no. 283, repro.