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Inscription

later addition by unknown hand, lower center on parapet: IDEM / Z.B.

Provenance

Probably Bartolomeo della Nave, Venice; James, 3rd Marquess (later 1st Duke) of Hamilton [1606-1649], London, by c. 1638; Leopold Wilhelm, Archduke of Austria, by 1651.[1] (sale, Robinson, Fisher & Harding, London, 11 May 1922, no. 101, as The Virgin and Child by Bernardino Zacchetti); (Julius Böhler, Munich); sold 1922 to Ralph Harman [1873-1931] and Mary Batterman [d. 1951] Booth, Grosse Pointe, Michigan; gift 1946 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1923
Loan Exhibition of the Arts of the Italian Renaissance, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1923, no. 43.
1923
Ralph H. Booth Loan Collection, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1923, no cat.
1927
Fifth Loan Exhibition of Old and Modern Masters, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1927, no. 6, as Madonna and Child.
1933
Sixteenth Loan Exhibition of Old Masters. Italian Paintings of the XIV to XVI Century, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1933, no. 97, as Madonna and Child.
1939
Masterpieces of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture from 1300-1800, New York World's Fair, 1939, no. 8, repro., as The Madonna and Child.
Bibliography
1948
Recent Additions to the Ralph and Mary Booth Collection. Washington, 1948: unpaginated, repro.
1949
"Ralph and Mary Booth Bequest in der National Gallery of Art, Washington." Phoebus 2, no. 2 (1949): 73, repro.
1950
"Old Masters in America: Important Gifts to the National Gallery, Washington" The Illustrated London News (September 16, 1950): 449, repro.
1956
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1956: 24, repro., as Madonna and Child.
1957
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 29.
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: 12, as Madonna and Child.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 4, repro., as Madonna and Child.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 22, repro., as Madonna and Child.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:50-51, II:pl. 28
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 203, no. 244, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 42, repro.
1992
Tempestini, Anchise. Giovanni Bellini: catalogo complete dei dipinti. Florence, 1992: 128-129, no. 41, color repro.
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: 60-63, color repro.