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Louis Michel Vanloo [1707-1771], Paris; (his sale, Paris, 14 December 1772, no. 2); purchased by (Augustin Ménageot, Paris) through Denis Diderot [1713-1784], Paris, for Catherine II, empress of Russia [1729-1796], Saint Petersburg;[1] Imperial Hermitage Gallery, Saint Petersburg; purchased November 1930 through (Matthiesen Gallery, Berlin; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London; and M. Knoedler & Co., New York) by Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.; deeded 1 May 1937 to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[2] gift 1937 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1998
A Collector's Cabinet, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 63, fig. 23.
Bibliography
1864
Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Die Gemäldesammlung in der kaiserlichen Ermitage zu St. Petersburg nebst Bemerkungen über andere dortige Kunstsammlungen. Munich, 1864: 72.
1888
Caliari, Pietro. Paolo Veronese, sua vita e sue opere: Studi storico-estetici. Rome, 1888: 389.
1909
Somof, Andrei. Eremitage Impérial. Catalogue de la galerie des tableaux, Vol. 1: Les écoles d’Italie et d’Espagne. St Petersburg, 1909: 33.
1909
Wrangell, Baron Nicolas. Les Chefs-d'Oeuvre de la Galérie de Tableaux de l'Hermitage Impérial à St-Pétersbourg. London, 1909: repro. 23.
1912
Venturi, Lionello. “Saggio sulle opere d'arte italiana a Pietroburgo.” L' Arte 15 (1912): 211.
1927
Osmond, Percy H. Paolo Veronese: His Career and Work. London, 1927: 118.
1928
Fiocco, Giuseppe. Paolo Veronese, 1528-1588. Bologna, 1928: 198.
1934
Fiocco, Giuseppe. Paolo Veronese. Rome, 1934: 76, 121.
1939
Orliac, Antoine. Véronèse. Paris, 1939: 18.
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 209-210, no. 38.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 240, repro. 204.
1949
Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 39, repro.
1951
Einstein, Lewis. Looking at Italian Pictures in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1951: 100-102, repro.
1952
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Great Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1952: 68, color repro.
1953
Fastnedge, Ralph. “Two Italian Pictures Recently Restored at Liverpool.” Liverpool Libraries, Museums and Arts Committee Bulletin 3, nos. 1–2 (July–October 1953): 19.
1956
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1956: 30, repro.
1957
Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Venetian School. 2 vols. London, 1957: 1:139.
1960
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Later Italian Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1960 (Booklet Number Six in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 34, color repro.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 308, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 135.
1966
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1:182, color repro.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 123, repro.
1968
Marini, Remigio. Tutta la pittura di Paolo Veronese. Milan, 1968: 119 no. 194b.
1972
Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 645.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 364, repro.
1976
Pignatti, Terisio. Veronese. 2 vols. Venice, 1976: 1:146-147 no. 240.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. Washington, 1979: I:528-531, II:pl. 368, 368A,B.
1979
Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 42, pl. 26.
1980
Cocke, Richard. Veronese. London, 1980: 100.
1981
Badt, Kurt. Paolo Veronese. Cologne, 1981: 99-101.
1984
Cocke, Richard. Veronese's Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonné. London, 1984: 241-242.
1984
Pallucchini, Rodolfo. Veronese. Milan, 1984: 138, 184.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 215, no. 263, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 422, repro.
1989
Brown, Beverly Louise. "Replication and the Art of Veronese." Studies in the History of Art 20 (1989):120-122, repro.
1991
Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 96, color repro.
1991
Pignatti, Terisio, and Pedrocco, Filippo. Veronese: Catalogo completo dei dipinti. Florence, 1991: 255 no. 183.
1995
Pignatti, Terisio, and Pedrocco, Filippo. Veronese. 2 vols. Milan, 1995: 2:317.
1998
Willk-Brocard, Nicole. “Augustin Ménageot (ca. 1700-1784), Marchand de Tableaux. Quelques Jalons.” Gazette des Beaux-Arts 131 (1998): 170.
2007
Gisolfi, Diana. “Collaboration and Replicas in the Shop of Paolo Veronese and His Heirs.” Artibus et Historiae 28, no. 55 (2007): 81.
2008
Finaldi, Gabriele, ed. 100 Masterpieces of the Museo del Prado. Madrid, 2008: 76.
2009
Odom, Anne, and Wendy R. Salmond, eds. Treasures into Tractors: The Selling of Russia's Cultural Heritage, 1918-1938. Washington, D.C., 2009:
2011
Fiedler, Susanne, and Torsten Knuth. "Vexierbilder einer Biographie: Dr. Heinz Mansfeld (1899-1959)." Mecklenburgische Jahrbücher 126 (2011):308.
2011
Yavneh, Naomi, “Lost and Found: Veronese’s Finding of Moses.” In Gender and Early Modern Constructions of Childhood. Edited by Naomi J. Miller and Naomi Yavneh. Burlington, VT, 2011: 51 n. 1.
2012
Brilliant, Virginia, and Frederick Ilchman, eds. Paolo Veronese: A Master and His Workshop in Renaissance Venice. Exh. cat. John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. London, 2012: 136-138, 265.
2014
De Fuccia, Laura. “Paolo Veronese, maestro di eleganza alla corte francese nel Seicento.” Artibus et Historiae 35, no. 70 (2014): 133, 139 n. 40.
2014
Marini, Paola, and Bernard Aikema, eds. Paolo Veronese: L’illusione della realtà. Exh. cat. National Gallery, London; Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona. Milan, 2014: 274.
2016
Jaques, Susan. The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia. New York, 2016: 397, color fig.
2016
Wecker, Menachem. "Famed Arts Patron Catherine the Great had Many Lovers, But She was a Prude." Washington Post 139, no. 120 (April 3, 2016): E2, repro.
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