Provenance

Angelo Bonelli, Rome, by 1803; (Bonelli sale by private contract [not an auction], London [?], 4 January 1803 and continuing until 15 December 1803, no. 65, as A Genius trying to stop a Wheel by Parmagianino, not sold); (Bonelli sale, Christie's, London [?], 24-25 February 1804, first day, no. 24, as A Sketch, very spirited by Parmagianino, bought in); (Bonelli sale, Farebrother, London [?], 2 May 1804, no. 42, as An allegory, a beautiful sketch -- from the Altieri Palace at Rome by Polidoro).[1] Viani, Rome. (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence and Rome); sold 1935 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1939 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1998
A Collector's Cabinet, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 57, fig. 18.
2000
Fortune: "All Is But Fortune", The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., 2000, no. 9.
Bibliography
1931
Suida, Wilhelm. “Alcune opere sconosciute di Tiziano.” Dedalo 11 (1931): 894-897.
1933
Suida, Wilhelm. Tizian. Zürich and Leipzig, 1933: 70, 156.
1940
Suida, Wilhelm. "Die Sammlung Kress: New York." Pantheon 26 (1940): 278.
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 197, no. 324.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 246, repro. 197.
1957
Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Venetian School. 2 vols. London, 1957: 1:192.
1958
Wind, Edgar. Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance. London, 1958: 93.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 188, repro.
1960
Valcanover, Francesco. Tutta la pittura di Tiziano. 2 vols. Milan, 1960: 1:96.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 129.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 116, repro.
1968
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 186, fig. 444.
1969
Wethey, Harold. The Paintings of Titian. 3 vols. London, 1969-1975: 3(1975):209.
1972
Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 203, 470, 645.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 344, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:481-382, II:pl. 342, 342A
1980
Barocchi, Paola, ed. Firenze e la Toscana dei Medici nell’Europa del Cinquecento, vol. 2: Palazzo Vecchio: Committenza e Collezionismo Medicei. Exh. cat. Florence. Milan, 1980: 258.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 210, no. 255, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 395, repro.
1990
Dülberg, Anjelica. Privatporträts: Geschichte und Ikonologie enier Gattung im 15. und 16 Jahrhundert. Berlin, 1990: 56-58, 295-296.
1996
Brown, Patricia Fortini. Venice & Antiquity. The Venetian Sense of the Past. New Haven and London, 1996: pl. 254.
1998
Kuntz, Paul Grimley and Lee Braver. "Fortune: The Wheel." Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art, ed. Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago and London, 1998: 1:344.