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Provenance

Principi di Fondi, Naples. Principessa Pignatelli della Leonessa; acquired 1937 by private collection, Europe; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 11 July 1980, no. 46, as The Martyrdom of Saint Januarius); private collection, England;[1] purchased 22 June 2000 through (Gurr-Johns, London) by NGA.

Exhibition History
1983
Loan to display with permanent collection, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, 1983-1993.
2005
Hope and Healing: Painting in Italy in a Time of Plague, 1500-1800, Worcester Art Museum, 2005, no. 27, repro.
Bibliography
1999
Spike, John T. Mattia Preti. Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings. Florence, 1999: 161-162, no. 73.