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Inscription

lower center on breastplate: AN . MANTINIA / PINX.ANNO / M.CCCC / LV.

Provenance

Cardinal Antonio Barberini [1607-1671], Rome;[1] by inheritance to Cardinal Carlo Barberini [1630-1704], Rome; by inheritance through the Barberini family to Carlo's grandniece, Cornelia Costanza [1716-1797]; by her marriage, into the Colonna di Sciarra family; collection divided in 1812 and painting passed into the Carbognano branch of the family; by inheritance to Maffeo Barberini Colonna di Sciarra, Principe di Carbognano [1850-1925], Rome; sold c. 1895 in Paris.[2] (Leo Nardus [1868-1955], Suresnes, France, and New York); sold 1898 to Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[3] inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park; gift 1942 to NGA.

Bibliography
1916
Berenson, Bernard, and William Roberts. Pictures in the Collection of P.A.B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania: Early Italian and Spanish Schools. Philadelphia, 1916: unpaginated, repro., as Portrait Bust of an Elderly Warrior.
1923
Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1923: unpaginated, repro., as Portrait Bust of an Elderly Warrior.
1931
Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1931: 138, repro., as Portrait Bust of an Elderly Warrior.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 5, as Portrait of an Elderly Warrior.
1948
Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 11, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 16.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 9, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 36, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:75-77, II:pl. 49
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 54, repro.
2003
Boskovits, Miklós, and David Alan Brown, et al. Italian Paintings of the Fifteenth Century. The Systematic Catalogue of the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 2003: 547-550, color repro.