Inscription

upper center in Virgin's halo: AVE*GRATIA*PLENA*DO[MINUS TECUM] (Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee), from Luke 1:28

Provenance

Family chapel of a country house at Larniano, near San Gimignano,[1] by about 1900. Count Silvio Piccolomini Clementini della Triana [1878-1962], Siena, in the 1920s and early 1930s.[2] (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence); sold June 1937 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[3] gift 1939 to NGA.

Bibliography
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 177, no. 385.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 247, repro. 183.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 120.
1966
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XIII-XV Century. London, 1966: 146, fig. 392.
1968
Bereson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Central Italian and North Italian Schools. 3 vols. London, 1968:1:383.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 107, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 318, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:413-414, II:pl. 294
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 366, 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: 617-621, color repro.
2013
Harris, Neil. Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience. Chicago and London, 2013: 235, 246, 248, 250.