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Provenance

(Benedict & Co., Berlin);[1] probably from whom acquired by William R. Timken [1866-1949], New York, by 1928;[2] by inheritance to his widow, Lillian Guyer Timken [1881-1959], New York; bequest 1960 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1928
Loan Exhibition of Paintings From Memling, Holbein and Titian to Renoir and Picasso, Reinhardt Galleries, New York, 1928, no. 7.
1929
Van Diemen Galleries, New York, 1929.
1967
The Art of Venice: An Exhibition of Five Works of Venetian Masters on extended loan from The Lending Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Tampa Bay Art Center, University of Tampa, Florida, 1967-1969, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1969
Loan to display with permanent collection, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1969-1970.
1993
Loan to display with permanent collection, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, 1993-1996.
Bibliography
1929
Venturi, Adolfo. Storia dell’arte italiana. Vol. 9, pt. 4, La pittura del Cinqucento. Milan, 1929: 678, fig. 483, as Marco Tintoretto.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 129, as Pietà.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 116, repro., as Pietà.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 344, repro., as Pietà.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:475-476, II:pl. 340, as Pietà.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 394, repro., as Pietà.