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Inscription

by unknown hand, lower center on parapet: JOANNES . BELLINVS .

Provenance

Otto Wesendonk [1815-1896], Berlin; his heirs; lent 1909 to the city of Bonn;[1] returned to Wesendonk heirs; (Wesendonk sale, Lempertz, Cologne, 27 November 1935, no. 4). (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); March sold 1937 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1939 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1906
Loan to display with permanent collection, Provinzialmuseum, Bonn, 1909-1935.
Bibliography
1914
Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn. Katalog der Gemäldegalerie: Vorwiegend Sammlung Wesendonk. Bonn, 1914, no. 9, repro.
1941
Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: no. 88, repro., as by Giovanni Bellini.
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 21, no. 373, as by Giovanni Bellini.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 247, repro. 70, as by Giovanni Bellini.
1944
Frankfurter, Alfred M. The Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1944: 46, repro., as by Giovanni Bellini.
1945
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 93, repro., as by Giovanni Bellini.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 137, repro., as by Giovanni Bellini.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 11, as by Giovanni Bellini.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 4, repro., as by Giovanni Bellini.
1968
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 44, fig. 103.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 22, repro., as by Giovanni Bellini and Assistant.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:55-56, II:pl. 31, as by Giovanni Bellini and Assistant.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 43, 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: 80-83, color repro.
2008
Giovanni Bellini. Exh. cat. by Mauro Lucco and Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa. Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, 2008-2009. Milan, 2008: 234.