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Provenance

Sir Giles Sebright, Beechwood, Boxmoor and London; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 2 July 1937, no. 110, as by Leonardo da Vinci); sold to (Giuseppe Bellesi, London) for (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence); purchased 1938 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1939 to NGA.

Bibliography
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 186, no. 416, as by Sodoma.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 248, repro. 190, as by Sodoma.
1945
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 115, repro., as by Sodoma.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 86, repro., as by Sodoma.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 124, as by Sodoma.
1968
Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Central Italian and North Italian Schools. 3 vols. London, 1968: 1:409.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 110, repro., as by Sodoma.
1968
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 144, fig. 354.
1972
Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 189, 337, 646.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 330, repro., as by Sodoma.
1976
Hayum, Andrée. Giovanni Antonio Bazzi - "Il Sodoma". New York and London, 1976: 276.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:184-185, II:pl. 128, 128A, as FLorentine School.
1982
Trutty-Coohill, P. "Studies in the School of Leonardo da Vinci: Paintings in Public Collections in the U.S. with a Chronology of the Activity of Leonardo ... and a Catalogue ...." Ph.D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1982: 279-285.
1983
Leonardo e il Leonardismo a Napoli e a Roma. Exh. cat. Palazzo Barberini, Rome. Florence, 1983: 65, fig. 60.
1984
Dalli Regoli, Gigetta. La preveggenza della vergine. Pisa, 1984: 12, 39, fig. 28.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 219, no. 272, color repro., as by Sodoma.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 377, repro., as by Sodoma.
1987
Marani, Pietro C. Leonardo e i Leonardeschi a Brera. Florence, 1987: 120, 123.
1990
Brown, Jonathan, and Richard G. Mann. Spanish Paintings of the Fifteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1990: 129-133, color repro. 131.
Technical Summary

Reported as having been cradled, cleaned, and restored by Stephen Pichetto in 1938/1939, the picture is in very good condition, with losses confined mainly to the top and bottom edges of the original panel. A small triangular inset fills the lower right corner. Some unevenness in the paint along the left edge is due to wood knots. The red underpaint of the Madonna's blue robe was evidently meant to show through, as the surface is scored. The artist appears to have used a mixed medium, perhaps alternating tempera and oil layers.