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Provenance

Melzi collection, Milan.[1] (Robert Langton Douglas [1864-1951], London and Dublin); [2] sold to (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Rome); sold July 1932 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [3] gift 1939 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1935
Exposition de L'Art Italien de Cimabue à Tiepolo, Petit Palais, Paris, 1935, no. 358.
Bibliography
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 150-151, no. 220.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 243, repro. 166.
1944
Frankfurter, Alfred M. The Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1944: 29, repro.
1945
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 43, repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 62, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 100.
1966
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XIII-XV Century. London, 1966: 109-110, fig. 300.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 89, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 264, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. Washington, 1979: I:364, II:pl. 263.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 90, no. 51, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 303, repro.
1988
Wheeler, Marion, ed. His Face: Images of Christ in Art: Selections from the King James Version of the Bible. New York, 1988: no. 91, repro.
1997
Barstow, Kurtis. "The Gualenghi-d'Este Hours": Art and Devotion in Renaissance Ferrara. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 1997: viii, 153, 327 fig. III.24.
1998
Faxon, Alicia Craig. “Sacrifice." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago, 1998: 2:778.
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: 569-573, color repro.