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Inscription

by unknown hand, lower center on parapet: IOANNES BELLINVS P.

Provenance

Walter Wysard [b. 1871], Pangbourne, Buckinghamshire; purchased 1921 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold to John R. Thompson, Lake Forest, Illinois, by 1924; (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold 1940 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1943 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1924
Loan Exhibition of Important Early Italian Paintings in the Possession of Notable American Collectors, Duveen Brothers, New York, 1924, no. 39 (no. 43, as The Virgin and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Clare in illustrated 1926 version of catalogue)
Bibliography
1941
Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: no. 86, repro., as The Madonna and Child with St. Peter and St. Clara by Giovanni Bellini.
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 22, no. 538.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 250, repro. 71.
1945
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 92, repro.
1951
Einstein, Lewis. Looking at Italian Pictures in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1951: 74-78, repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 136, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 12.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 4, repro.
1968
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 44-45, fig. 107.
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:58, II:pl. 33
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 203, no. 243, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 42, repro.
1992
Tempestini, Anchise. Giovanni Bellini: catalogo complete dei dipinti. Florence, 1992: 178, no. 61, 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: 84-87, color repro.