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Provenance

Probably Jacopo Luis Francesco Pablo Rafael FitzJames-Stuart, 8th duke of Berwick and 15th duke (duque in Spanish) of Alba [1821-1881], Liria Palace, Madrid; (Alba sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 7-20 April 1877, no. 1 under Italian tapestries, as Ferrarese 16th Century).[1] Baron d'Erlanger, Paris, by 1880.[2] Marsden Jasiel Perry [1850-1935], Providence, Rhode Island, by 1913;[3] sold to (French and Company, New York); inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, after purchase 1 November 1921 by funds of Joseph E. Widener;[4] gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1880
L'Exposition nationale belge, Ancien Champ des Manoeuvres, Brussels, 1880, no. 84.
1888
Exposition rétrospective d'art industriel, Musée royal armures et antiquités, Brussels, 1888, no. 3002 (catalogue by Canon Reusens).
Bibliography
1935
Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 122.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 34, color repro. 35.
1990
Ainsworth, Maryan Wynn. "Bernart van Orley, Peintre-Inventeur." Studies in the History of Art 24 (1990):plate 1, 43-49.