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Provenance

S. Pier Maggiore, Florence, until 1783, when the church partially collapsed. A marble worker's shop in Piazza della Madonna, Florence. (Tito Gagliardi, via della Scala, Florence); sold c. 1880 to Nathaniel de Rothschild [1836-1905], Vienna;[1] his nephew, Alphonse de Rothschild [1878-1942], Vienna;[2] Alphonse's widow, Baroness Clarice de Rothschild [1894-1967]; sold 1951 through (Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York) to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Bibliography

1942
Planiscig, Leo. Desiderio da Settignano. Vienna, 1942: 22, 44-45, repro. figs. 19-21, as prototype for a series of freestanding tabernacles in Tuscan churches, parts surviving.
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: 220-223, no. 88, repro., as Tabernacle.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 403, repro., as Tabernacle.
1962
Ida Cardellini, Ida. Desiderio da Settignano. Milan, 1962: 252-256, repro., as eighteenth or nineteenth century re-creation, based largely on Benedetto da Maiano.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 152, as Tabernacle.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 135, repro., as Tabernacle.
1976
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 16.
1981
Vines, Grizel Cochrane. Desiderio da Settignano. Ph.D dissertation, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1981: 163-166, repro. pl. 79, 80, 81, as possibly executed by sculptors from Desiderio’s circle based on his sketch.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 72, repro.
1995
Harms, Martina. Matteo Civitali. Bildhauer der Frührenaissance in Lucca. Münster, 1995: 45-46, as possibly the San Piero Maggiore ciborium.
1999
Norman Herz, Katherine A. Holbrow and Shelley G. Sturman. "Marble Sculture in the National Gallery of Art: a Provenance Study." In Max Schvoerer, ed. Archéomatériaux: marbres et autres roches: ASMOSIA IV, Bordeaux, France 9-13 october 1995: actes de la IVème Conférence international de l’Association pour l’étude des marbres et autres roches utilizes dans le passé. Talence, 1999: 101-110, esp. 103.
2001
Coonin, Victor. In Andrew Butterfield and Anthony Radcliffe, eds. Masterpieces of Renaissance Art. Eight Rediscoveries. Exh. cat. Salander-O’Reilly Gallery, New York, 2001-2002: 17, as not Desiderio or from San Pier Maggiore.
2004
Caglioti, Francesco. In Matteo Civitali e il suo tempo. Pittori, scultori e orafi a Lucca nel tardo Quattrocento. Ex. Cat. Lucca, Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi. Milan 2004: 408, repro., as Benedetto da Maiano, 1464-1465.
2006
Bocchi, Francesco. The Beauties of the City of Florence. A Guidebook of 1591. Introduced, translated and annotated by Thomas Frangenberg and Robert Williams. London 2006: 170 n. 491, repro. 169.
2006
Caglioti, Francesco. “Altari eucaristici scolpiti del primo Rinascimento: qualche caso maggiore.” In Jörg Stabenow, ed. Lo Spazio e il Culto. Relazioni tra edificio ecclesiale e uso liturgico dal XV al XVI secolo. Venice, 2006: 53-89, esp. 67, nn. 30-31, as not Desiderio.
2007
Gentilin, Giancarlo. In Desiderio da Settignano: Sculptor of Renaissance Florence. Exh. cat. Musée du Louvre, Paris; Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Milan, 2007: repro. 26, 31, as Desiderio and Benedetto da Maiano, c. 1463-1465.
2008
Nierhaus, Andreas. "Vor-Bild Frankreich. Die Paläste der Familie Rothschild im Wiener Belvedere-Viertel." Österreichische Zeitschrift für Kunst und Denkmalpflege 62, no. 1 (2008): 78 fig. 90.
2010
Derenthal, Ludger and Christine Kühn, ed. Ein neuer Blick: Architekturfotographie aus den Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin. Exh. cat. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 2010. Berlin, 2010: 213, fig. 137.
2011
Gordon, Dillian. The Italian Paintings Before 1400. National Gallery Catalogues. London, 2011: 91, n. 190.
2011
Strozzi, Beatrice Paolozzi. "Desiderio, Matteo Palmieri e un'opera perduta." In Connors, Joseph, Alessandro Nova, Beatrice Paolozzi Strozzi and Gerhard Wolf, eds. Papers from a colloquium held at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Max-Planck-Institut, and at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence, May 9-12, 2007 on occasion of the exhibition in Florence dedicated to Desiderio da Settignano. Venice, 2011: 61-78, repro. fig 12 as Benedetto da Maiano.
2012
Vasari, Giorgio. Das Leben des Giuliano da Maiano, Antonio und Bernardo Rossellino, Desiderio da Settignano und Benedetto da Maiano. Translated by Victoria Lorini. Sabine Feser and Christina Irlenbusch, eds. Berlin, 2012: 47 and 122, n. 14, as completed by Benedetto da Maiano 1463-1465.
2013
Davies, Paul. “Framing the Miraculous: The Devotional Functions of Perspective in Italian Renaissance Tabernacle Design.” Art History 36:5 (November 2013): 898-921, repro. 902 as Desiderio, schematic repro. 910, 920 n. 11.

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