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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.
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.
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
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.
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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