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lower right on scroll: Joannis b[a]pt[ista] C[o]n...

Provenance

Probably W.N. Hill, Bath; [1] (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 30 November - 1 December 1827, no. 59); bought by Radcliff.[2] Alexander Orloff-Davidoff, Saint Petersburg, by 1896;[3] sold 1930 to Arthur Hamilton Lee, 1st Viscount Lee of Fareham [1868-1947], Old Quarries, Gloucestershire;[4] (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence); purchased June 1935 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[5] gift 1939 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1938
Special Exhibition of Venetian Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, Seattle Art Museum; Portland Museum of Art, Oregon; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama, 1938, no cat.
1938
Venetian Painting From the Fifteenth Century through the Eighteenth Century, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, June-July 1938, no. 22, repro.
1940
Four Centuries of Venetian Painting, Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, 1940, no. 19, repro.
2010
Cima da Conegliano: Poeta del Paesaggio, Palazzo Sarcinelli, Conegliano, 2010, no. 40, repro.
Bibliography
1896
Harck, Fritz. "Notizen über italienische Bilder in petersburger Sammlungen," Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft 19 (1896):434.
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 40, no. 279.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 245, repro. 85.
1945
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 95, repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 149, repro.
1960
The National Gallery of Art and Its Collections. Foreword by Perry B. Cott and notes by Otto Stelzer. National Gallery of Art, Washington (undated, 1960s): 9.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 303, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 27.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 20, repro.
1968
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 59-60, fig. 142.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 70, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:131-132, II:pl. 91
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 191, no. 218, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 89, repro.
1994
Echols, Robert. "Cima and the Theme of Saint Jerome in the Wilderness." Venezia Cinquecento IV, no. 8 (July-December 1994): 47-69, fig. 9.
1998
Boeckl, Christine M. “Penitence/Repentance." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago, 1998: 2:723.
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: 210-213, color repro.