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across the bottom: MARGARIT[VS DE A]RITIO ME FECIT (Margaritus of Arezzo made me)

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Provenance

Executed for the church of a Benedictine monastery in the area of Arezzo, possibly for the Badia delle Sante Flora e Lucilla near the city walls;[1] probably (art market, Rome); acquired by William Blundell Spence [1814–1900], Florence and London, by 1859;[2] Ralph Nicholson Wornum [1812–1877], London, by 1865.[3] Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers [1827–1900], Rushmore House and King John’s House, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, by 1894;[4] by descent to his grandson, George Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers [1890–1966], Hinton St. Mary, Dorset, by 1926.[5] (Robert Langton Douglas [1864–1951], London); (Arthur Ruck, London);[6] sold to Philip Lehman [1861–1947], New York, by 1928; sold June 1943 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[7] gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1865
Pictures by Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, and English Masters, British Institution, London, 1865, no. 75, as The Madonna and Child, enthroned with Saints Bruno and Benedict, and Two Cistercian Nuns as Wise Virgins.
1946
Recent Additions to the Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1946, no. 807.

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1869
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1878
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1886
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1907
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1916
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1923
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1928
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1929
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1930
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1931
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1932
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1933
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1935
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1943
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1945
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1945
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1946
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1946
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1949
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1951
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1951
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1951
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1954
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1955
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1959
Kress 1957, 9, repro.
1959
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1960
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1961
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1961
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1962
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1963
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1965
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1966
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1968
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1969
Ragghianti, Carlo Ludovico, ed. L’Arte in Italia. Vol. 3 (of 10), Dal secolo XII al secolo XIII. Rome, 1969: 942.
1970
Bellosi, Luciano, Giuseppe Cantelli, and Margherita Lenzini Moriondo, eds. Arte in Valdichiana: dal XIII al XVIII secolo. Exh. cat. Fortezza del Girifalco, Cortona, 1970: 3.
1972
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1972
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1973
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1974
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1975
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1975
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1977
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1979
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1979
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1979
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1979
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1982
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1984
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1985
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1987
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1987
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1988
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1990
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1991
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1996
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1996
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1998
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2002
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2003
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2007
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2010
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