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Possibly executed 1501 for the church of San Domenico in Bologna, where it probably remained on the altar of the Casali chapel as part of the predella of the altarpiece (still in situ) until the late 1720s.[1] privately owned, probably by the Isolani family, Bologna; sold c. 1900 to (Charles Fairfax Murray [1849-1919], London and Florence) on joint account with (Haskard and Co., London); sold 18 December 1901 to (Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London);[2] sold 13 February 1902 to Robert Henry [1850-1929] and Evelyn Holford [1856-1943] Benson, London and Buckhurst Park, Sussex; sold 1927 with the Benson collection to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York);[3] sold to Frederick Housman, New York, by 1931;[4] sold to (Frederick Mont, New York); sold 30 January 1952 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[5] gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1902
A Collection of Paintings, Drawings, Bronzes and Decorative Furniture, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1902, no. 49, as Pietà. Christ in the Tomb, Supported by Joseph of Arimathaea; Two Angels with the Crown of Thorns and Nails.
1908
Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1908, no. 27.
1919
Exhibition of Florentine Painting before 1500, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1919, no. 10 (no. 10 and pl. X in illustrated catalogue published 1920).
1927
Loan Exhibition of the Benson Collection of Old Italian Masters, City of Manchester Art Gallery, 1927, no. 109, as Pieta: St. Joseph of Aremathea and Two Angels.
1979
Berenson and the Connoisseurship of Italian Painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1979, no. 99.
1997
The Drawings of Filippino Lippi and his Circle, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997-1998, no. 111, repro.
2004
Botticelli and Filippino. Passion and Grace in Fifteenth-Century Florentine Painting, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2004, no. 58, repro.
2011
Filippino Lippi e Sandro Botticelli nella Firenze del '400, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, 2011-2012, no. 47, repro.

Bibliography

1914
Benson, Robert Henry. Catalogue of Italian Pictures at 16 South Street, Park Lane, London and Buckhurst in Sussex. London, privately printed, 1914: no. 31.
1956
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Colllection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1951-56. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida and Fern Rusk Shapley. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1956: 116, no. 44, repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 73, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 75.
1966
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XIII-XV Century. London, 1966: 136, fig. 371.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 66, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 196, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:260-261, II:pl. 177
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 104, no. 71, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 229, repro.
1994
Dunbar, Burton and Edward Olszewski. Drawings in Midwestern Collections. Vol.1. Columbia, University of Missouri Press; 37-41, repro.
1998
Wheeler, Marion, ed. His Face--Images of Christ in Art: Selections from the King James Version of the Bible. New York, 1998: no. 96, repro.
2003
Boskovits, Miklós, David Alan Brown, et al. Italian Paintings of the Fifteenth Century. The Systematic Catalogue of the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2003: 388-393, color repro.

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