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Provenance

George Wilbraham, M.P. [1779-1852], Delamere House, near Northwich, Cheshire, by 1829;[1] by inheritance to his son, George Fortescue Wilbraham [1815-1885], Delamere House;[2] by inheritance to his son, Major Hugh Edward Wilbraham, M.B.E. [1857-1930], Delamere House; purchased January 1929 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris);[3] sold 1938 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1939 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1829
British Institution, London, 1829, no. 161, as Titian's Daughter.
1883
Royal Academy, London, 1883, no. 191, as Caterina Coronaro.
1915
The Venetian School. Pictures by Titian and his Contemporaries. Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1915, no. 19, plate XII
1939
Masterpieces of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture from 1300-1800, New York World's Fair, 1939, no. 383.
1940
Italian Renaissance Portraits, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1940, no. 21.
1996
Obras Maestras de la National Gallery of Art de Washington, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, 1996-1997, unnumbered catalogue, 46-47, color repro.
1999
Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 1999, no. 78, repro.
Bibliography
1924
Fischel, Oskar. Tizian: Des Meisters Gemälde. 5th ed. Stuttgart, 1924: 318 no. 176.
1931
Hadeln, Detlev von. “Das Problem der Lavinia-Bildnisse.” Pantheon 7 (1931): 86.
1933
Suida, Wilhelm. Tizian. Zürich and Leipzig, 1933: 109, 168.
1940
Frankfurter, Alfred M. "Great Renaissance Portraits: A Unique Exhibition of Twenty-five Italian Masterpieces." Art News (March 16, 1940): 7-9, 21.
1940
Suida, Wilhelm. "Die Sammlung Kress: New York." Pantheon 26 (1940): 278, 280.
1941
Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: nos. 155-157, repros., as Portrait of Giulia di Gonzaga-Colonna [Presumed].
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 197-198, no. 403, as Portrait of a Lady (Giulia di Gonzaga-Colonna ?).
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 247, repro. 198, as Portrait of a Lady (Giulia di Gonzaga-Colonna ?).
1944
Frankfurter, Alfred M. The Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1944: 53, repro.
1945
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 125, repro.
1959
Morassi, Antonio. “Titian.” In Encyclopedia of World Art. 17+ vols. London, 1959+,
14(1967): col. 146.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 194, repro.
1960
Valcanover, Francesco. Tutta la pittura di Tiziano. 2 vols. Milan, 1960: 2:69 no. 165.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 129.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 117, repro.
1968
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 186-187, fig. 435.
1969
Pallucchini, Rodolfo. Tiziano. 2 vols. Florence, 1969: 1:137, 301.
1969
Valcanover, Francesco. L’opera completa di Tiziano. Milan, 1969: 124.
1969
Wethey, Harold. The Paintings of Titian. 3 vols. London, 1969-1975: 2(1971):186-187.
1972
Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 203, 531, 646.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 344, repro.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: no. 260.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:495-496, II:pl. 349, as Attributed to Titian.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 210, no. 254, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 395, repro.
1999
Valcanover, Francesco. Tiziano: I suoi pennelli sempre partorirono espressioni di vita. Florence, 1999: 267.
2007
Humfrey, Peter. Titian: The Complete Paintings. Ghent and New York, 2007: 284.
2009
Tagliaferro, Giorgio, and Bernard Aikema, with Matteo Mancini and Andrew John.
Le botteghe di Tiziano. Florence, 2009: 266-267.
2011
Szanto, Mickaël. “Venise, Reni et la romanité. La collection de tableaux de Michel Particelli d’Hémery (1650).” In Venise & Paris 1500–1700: La peinture vénitienne de la Renaissance et sa réception en France. Edited by Michel Hochmann. Geneva, 2011: 224, 259, 274.
2014
Joannides, Paul, and Rupert Featherstone. “A Painting by Titian from the Spanish Royal Collection at Apsley House, London.” Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin 5 (2014): 68, 72-73.