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Inscription

lower right on the cartellino on the pilaster: Franciscus benalius Filius petri / Albado (Francesco Benaglio, son of Pietro, dealer in cereals); lower center on the step below the saint: .SS. HIERONYMVS.

Provenance

Sir Francis Baring, 1st Bt. [1740-1810], London;[1] (sale, Christie's, London, 15 March 1805, no. 51, as by Francesco di Ladi);[2] (Thomas Winstanley, Liverpool); William Roscoe [1753-1831], Liverpool, by 1813, sold before 1816.[3] Private collection, England. (sale, Robinson, Fisher & Harding, London, 27 November 1924, no. 99, as St. Francis by C. Crivelli).[4] Art market, London, by 1933.[5] (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence);[6] purchased July 1948 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[7] gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History
2006
Andrea Mantegna e le Arti a Verona, 1450-1500, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona, 2006-2007, no. 32, repro.
Bibliography
1951
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 72, no. 25, repro., as St. Anthony Abbot.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 113, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 13.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 6, repro.
1968
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 10, fig. 18.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 24, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:53, II:pl. 37
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 45, repro.
2002
Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe l'Oeil Painting. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2002-2003: no. 25.
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: 101-105, color repro.