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Provenance

Possibly Giovanni Cornaro, Venice, by c. 1520. Possibly Charles I, King of England [d. 1649]. (Stefano Bardini [1836-1922], Florence); presumably by inheritance to Ugo Bardini, Paris; sold 1925 to (Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London) on joint account with (Arthur J. Sulley and Co., London); inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park after purchase 1925 by funds of the estate; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1979
Paintings of Italian Masters from the Collections of U.S.A. Museums, State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad; Pushkin Museum, Moscow; The Kiev Museum of Western and Eastern Art, 1979 (organized by the Armand Hammer Foundation, Los Angeles).
1988
The Pastoral Landscape: The Legacy of Venice, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988-1989, no. 1, fig. 36.
1998
A Collector's Cabinet, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 6.
2008
Rinascimento e Passione per L'Antico. Andrea Riccio e il suo tempo, Museo Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento, 2008, no. 57, repro.
2013
Art and Music in Venice: From the Renaissance to the Baroque, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Portland Art Museum, Oregon, 2013-2014, no. 87, repro.
Bibliography
1931
Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1931: 164, repro.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 5.
1948
Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 15, repro.
1952
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Great Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1952: 54, color repro.
1957
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 43
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 302, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 12.
1966
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1:156, color repro.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 5, repro.
1974
Shapiro, Maurice L. "The Widener Orpheus." Studies in the History of Art vol. 6 (1974):23-36, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 22, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:47-50, II:pl. 27
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 199, no. 237, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 41, repro.
1993
Brown, David Alan. "The Pentimenti in The Feast of the Gods." Studies in the History of Art 45 (1993): 296.
1997
Anderson, Jaynie. Giorgione: The Painter of "Poetic Brevity". New York, 1997:344-345, repro.