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Provenance

Tomb of Pier Francesco Visconti, count of Saliceto [d. 1484], in S. Maria del Carmine, Milan.[1] Vercellino Visconti. Prince Belgioioso, Milan. Prince Trivulzio, Milan;[2] (Jacob Hirsch, New York), by at least May 1937;[3] purchased January 1952 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[4] gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1937
The Art of the Renaissance Craftsman, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1937.
Bibliography
1872
Catalogo delle opere d’arte antica esposte nel Palazzo di Brera: 26 agosto – 7 ottobre 1872. Exh. cat. Milan, 1872: 31-32, no. 232.
1891
Sant'Ambrogio, Diego. "Dello stemma sopravanzato nel Palazzo del Broletto del conte Francesco Bussone da Carmagnola." Archivio Storico Lombardo 18 (30 June 1891): 399-405, esp. 403 n.1.
1892
Sant'Ambrogio, Diego. "I monumenti funebri della Torre e Castiglioni nella chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milano." Archivio Storico dell'arte 5 (1892): 115-128, esp. 122.
1897
Meyer, Alfred Gotthold. Oberitalienische Frührenaissance: Bauten und Bildwerke der Lombardei. 2 vols. Berlin, 1897-1900:2:163.
1904
Malaguzzi Valeri, Francesco. Gio. Antonio Amadeo Scultore et architetto Lombardo (1447-1522). Bergamo, 1904: 285-286.
1907
Malaguzzi Valeri, Francesco. In Thieme-Becker. 37 vols. Leipzig, 1907-1950: 5(1911):23, 6(1912):248.
1929
Molaioli, B. "Francesco e Tommaso Cazzaniga." InEnciclopedia Italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti. Edited by Istituto Giovanni Treccani. 36 vols. Milan, 1929-1939: 9(1931):589.
1937
The Art of the Renaissance Craftsman. Exh. cat. The Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1937:18-19.
1938
Eighteenth Loan Exhibition of Old Masters. January 7 to February 20, 1938: Catalogue of an exhibition of Italian gothic and early renaissance sculpture. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts, May 1938: under no. 85.
1938
Ragghianti, Carlo. "La Mostra di scultura italiana antica a Detroit (U.S.A.)." Critica d'Arte 3, 4 (1938): 170-183, esp. 182-183, repro. fig. 72.
1950
Dell'Acqua, Gian Alberto. "Problemi di scultura lombarda: Mantegazza e Amadeo (II)." Proporzioni 3 (1950):123-140, esp. 131-132, 138 nn. 23, 24.
1956
Albruzzi, Francesco Antonio. Memorie per servire alla storia de’ pittori, scultori e architetti milanesi. Milan 1956: 84.
1956
Arslan, Edoardo. “La Scultura nella seconda meta del Quattrocento." In Giovanni Treccani degli Alfieri, ed. Storia di Milano. 17 vols. Rome, 1953-1956: VII: 728-731.
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: 244-247, no. 100, repro., as by Lombard Master.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 413, repro., as by Lombard Master.
1959
Taggart, Ross, ed. Handbook of the collection in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas City, MO. 4th ed. Kansas City, 1959:64 [15th ed., 1973: 85].
1965
Ciardi, Roberto Paolo. La Raccolta Cagnola. Milan, 1965: 92-93, n. 151.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 161, as Lombard School.
1968
Bossaglia, Rossana. "Scultura." In Maria Grazia Albertini Ottolenghi, ed.. La Certosa di Pavia. Milan, 1968: 77 n. 59.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 142, repro., as Lombard School.
1972
Mandelli, Claudia. “I primordi di Benedetto Briosco II.” Critica d’Arte 19 (1972): no. 124: 41-56 and no. 126:39-52, esp. 39-44, 48-49 nn. 29-32.
1976
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 55-57.
1983
Gaborit, Jean-René. “Fragments retrouvés du tombeau de Pier Francesco Visconti, compte de Saliceto.” In La scultura decorativa del primo Rinascimento. Atti del I Convegno Internazionale di studi Pavia, 16-18 settembre 1980. Rome, 1983: 137-141, esp. 138-139.
1992
Röll, Johannes. "Benedetto Briosco" and Vigano, Antonio, "Tomasso Cazzaniga." In Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon: die bildenden Künstler aller Zeiten und Völker. Edited by Günther Meissner. 87+ vols. Munich and Leipzig, 1992+: 14(1996):254 and 17:420.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 35, repro.
1994
Vigano, Antonio. "Il periodo Milanese di Benedetto Briosco e i suoi rapporti con i cognati Francesco e Tommaso Cazzaniga: nuove acquisizioni documentarie." Arte Lombarda 108/109 (1994):140-160, esp. 141-143, 148, 157 no. 16.
1996
Morscheck, Charles. "Cassaniga." In The Dictionary of Art. Edited by Jane Turner. 34 vols. New York and London, 1996: 6:123.
1997
Natale, Mauro, ed. Scultura Lombarda del Rinascimento: I Monumenti Borromeo. Turin, 1997:27, 42 nn. 64-66, 256-258, 265-266, 274 nn. 76-79, n. 87, repro fig. 165.
1998
Fadda, Elisabetta. “Sculture rinascimentali lombarde nei musei stranieri: alcuni esempi.” Arte Lombarda 123 (1998:2): 41-49, esp. 41, 44-46.