Provenance

Commissioned by the Scuola di San Giovanni Evangelista, Venice; Scuola confiscated by the State in 1806; Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice; by exchange 1818 with Barbini, Turin. Count d'Arache, Turin, by 1885. (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence); sold 1954 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[1] gift 1957 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1990
Tiziano [NGA title: Titian: Prince of Painters], Palazzo Ducale, Venice; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1990-1991, no. 42a, repro.
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1956
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1956
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1958
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1959
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1960
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1960
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1961
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1962
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1965
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1966
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1966
Schulz, Jürgen. “Titian’s Ceiling in the Scuola di San Giovanni Evangelista.” Art Bulletin 48 (1966): 89-95.
1968
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1968
Schulz, Jürgen. Venetian Painted Ceilings of the Renaissance. Berkeley, 1968: 84-85.
1968
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1968
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1969
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1969
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1969
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1969
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1972
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1974
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1975
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1979
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1980
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1981
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1981
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1984
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1984
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1985
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1985
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1987
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1990
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1990
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1990
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1992
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1993
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1993
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1997
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1999
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2001
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2004
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2007
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2007
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2009
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2012
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2012
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