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Provenance

Probably executed for a member of the Medici family.[1] In the later 19th century, possibly in private collections in Paris[2] and London.[3] (Charles Sedelmeyer, Paris), by 1914;[4] sold May 1925 to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York).[5] Geneviève Garvan Brady [Mrs. Nicholas F. Brady, became in 1937 Mrs. William J. Babington Macauley], Manhasset, Long Island, New York, by 1932;[6] William J. Babington Macauley; on consignment from 1939 with (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York);[7] sold January 1942 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[8] gift 1943 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1925
Cincinnati Art Museum, 1925 (according to the Duveen prospectus in NGA curatorial files; can not be confirmed).
1926
The Third Loan Exhibition of Old Masters. A Loan Exhibition from Detroit Private Collections, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1926, no. 6, as by Botticelli.
1946
Recent Additions to the Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1946, no. 714.
2015
Money and Beauty: Botticelli and the Renaissance in Florence, The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo; Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyushu-shi, 2015-2016, no. 54, repro. (shown only in Tokyo).
Bibliography
1914
Hundred Masterpieces of the Sedelmeyer Gallery. Paris, 1914: 132, no.63, repro., as by Fra Filippo Lippi.
1944
Frankfurter, Alfred M. The Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1944: 30, repro., as by Botticelli.
1945
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 54, repro., as by Botticelli.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 17.
1966
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XIII-XV Century. London, 1966: 123, fig. 337.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 10, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 38, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. Washington, 1979: 1:84-85; 2:pl. 56, as Studio of Botticelli.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 57, 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: 146-151, color repro., as by Botticelli.