Inscription

across bottom: MATHEVS OLIVIERI D[OMO]NI IOANNI FILI[US] (Matteo Olivieri, son of Giovanni)

Provenance

(Stefano Bardini [1836-1922], Florence); sold 1924 to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York);[1] purchased 15 December 1936 by The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[2] gift 1937 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1927
Fifth Loan Exhibition of Old and Modern Masters, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1927, no. 23, as by Domenico Veneziano.
Bibliography
1941
Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: no. 41, repro., attributed to Domenico Veneziano, as Portrait of Giovanni Olivieri.
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 57, no. 15, as by Domenico Veneziano.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 239, repro. 98, as by Domenico Veneziano.
1949
Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 10, repro., as by Domenico Veneziano
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 42, as by Domenico Veneziano.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 35, repro., as by Domenico Veneziano.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 108, repro., as by Domenico Veneziano.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. Washington, 1979: 1:182-184, 2:pl. 127, as Matteo Olivieri (?).
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 153, repro.
2003
Boskovits, Miklós, David Alan Brown, et al. Italian Paintings of the Fifteenth Century. The Systematic Catalogue of the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2003: 266-270, color repro.
2013
Campbell, Stephen J. and Michael W. Cole. Italian Renaissance Art. New York, 2013: 155-156, color fig. 6.31.