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Private collection, Antwerp, by 1670 until at least 1717. P. van de Copello, Amsterdam; sold 26 January 1774 to John Hope [1737-1784], Amsterdam;[1] his estate, Amsterdam and London;[2] by inheritance to his youngest son, Henry Philip Hope [1774-1839], London;[3] by inheritance to his nephew, Henry Thomas Hope [1808-1862], London and Deepdene, near Dorking, Surrey;[4] by inheritance to his widow, Adèle Hope-Bichat [d. 1884], London and Deepdene; by inheritance to her grandson, Henry Francis Hope Pelham-Clinton-Hope, 8th duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme [1866-1941], London, Deepdene, and Clumber Park, Nottingham;[5] sold 1898 to (Asher Wertheimer, London) on joint account with (P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London and New York); sold 13 December 1898 to Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[6] inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1815
British Institution, London, 1815, no. 120.
1847
Pictures by Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, and English Masters, British Institution, London, 1847, no. 25, as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1865
Pictures by Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, and English Masters, British Institution, London, 1865, no. 16, as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1881
Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters, and by Deceased Masters of the British School. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1881, no. 132.
1891
South Kensington Museum, London, 1891-1898, no. 68.
1979
Van Dyck as Religious Artist, The Art Museum, Princeton University, 1979, no. 36, repro.
1990
Anthony van Dyck, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1990-1991, no. 47, repro.
1995
Van Dyck and His Age, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1995-1996, no. 14, repro.

Bibliography

1913
Hofstede de Groot, Cornelis, and Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Pictures in the collection of P. A. B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania: Early German, Dutch & Flemish Schools. Philadelphia, 1913: unpaginated, repro., as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1923
Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1923: unpaginated, repro., as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1931
Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1931: 54, repro., as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 7, as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1948
Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 77, repro., as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 311, repro, as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 46, as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 40, repro., as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 120, repro., as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 252, no. 322, color repro., as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 144, repro., as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1991
Roy, Alain. Theodoor van Thulden: Een Zuidnedderlandse barokschilder 1606-1669. exh. cat. s'-Hertogenbosch, Noordbrabants Museum; Strasbourg, Musées des Beauz-Arts, 1991-1992: 190-191, fig. 89.
1998
Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane. "Virgin/Virginity." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago, 1998: 2:905.
2004
Barnes, Susan J. Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings. New Haven, 2004: III.37
2005
Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr. Flemish Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2005: 75-79, color repro.

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