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center left on folded paper: Alessandro Alberti l'anno XXX / della sua eta ... / s [or l] ritrasse nel 15 ... / In Venetia. (Alessandro Alberti the thirtieth year of his age...portrayed in 15...In Venice)

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Palazzo Torrigiani, Florence, by 1856.[1] Alfred Beit [d. 1906], London and Tewin Water, Welwyn, Hertford; by inheritance to Sir Otto John Beit, 1st bart. [d. 1930], London and Tewin Water; by inheritance to his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Clifford Howie Bull [née Alice Angela Beit], Tewin Water and Bryndewen, Gwent, Wales; (Bull sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 25 October 1946, no. 49, as by Veronese); (William Sabin, London). (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence); sold July 1948 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1952 to NGA.

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