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Provenance

Probably San Sebastiano, Venice, by 17th century. Peter Lely [1618-1680], London; (his estate sale, held at Lely's home in Covent Garden, 18 April 1682, fifth item on list);[1] purchased by Anthony Grey, 11th earl of Kent [1645-1702]; by inheritance to his son, Henry de Grey, 1st and last duke of Kent and 2nd baron Lucas [1671-1740]; by inheritance to his granddaughter, Jemima Campbell Yorke, marchioness Grey and baroness Lucas of Crudwell [1723-1797], Wrest Park, Bedford; by inheritance to her daughter, Annabel Yorke Hume-Campbell, countess de Grey of Wrest, and 2nd baroness Lucas [1751-1833], Wrest Park, Bedford; by inheritance to her nephew, Thomas Philip Robinson, 2nd earl de Grey of Wrest and 5th baron Lucas of Crudwell [1781-1859], Wrest Park, Bedford;[2] by inheritance to his daughter, Anne Florence de Grey Cowper, countess Cowper and 6th baroness Lucas [1806-1880], Panshanger, Hertford and Wrest Park, Bedford; by inheritance to her son, Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, 7th earl Cowper and 7th baron Lucas [1834-1905], Panshanger, Hertford and Wrest Park, Bedford; by inheritance to his nephew, Auberon Thomas Herbert, 9th baron Lucas of Crudwell [1876-1916], Picket Post, Ringwood, Hampshire, England; by inheritance to his sister, Nan Ino Herbert Cooper, 10th baroness Lucas [1880-1958], The Hall, Horsey, Norfolk, and Struy Lodge, Beauly, Highland, Scotland; (Lucas sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 16 November 1917, no. 123); purchased by Smith. Freiherr Detlev von Hadeln [1878-1935], Venice. (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence); sold 1954 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[3] gift 1961 to NGA.

Exhibition History
2003
Loan to display with permanent collection, Birmingham (Alabama) Museum of Art, 2003-present.
Bibliography
1956
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Colllection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1951-56. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida and Fern Rusk Shapley. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1956: 192, no. 76, repro.
1957
Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Venetian School. 2 vols. London, 1957: 1:130.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 208, repro.
1960
Waterhouse, Ellis K. “A Note on British Collecting of Italian Pictures in the Seventeenth Century.” The Burlington Magazine 102 (1960): 54.
1962
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Treasures from the National Gallery of Art, New York, 1962: 40, color repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 136
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: 109, no. 124.
1972
Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 40, 409, 647.
1973
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XVI-XVIII Century. London, 1973: 42-43, fig. 76.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 364, repro.
1976
Pignatti, Terisio. Veronese. 2 vols. Venice, 1976: 1:131.
1977
Cocke, Richard. “Review of Veronese, L’Opera Completa, by Terisio Pignatti.” The Burlington Magazine 119 (1977): 787.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:526-527, II:pl. 366
1984
Pallucchini, Rodolfo. Veronese. Milan, 1984: 86-87, 177.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 215, no. 261, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 423, repro.
1988
Perissa Torrini, Annalisa. “San Gerolamo Penitente.” Quaderni della Soprintendenza ai Beni Artistici e Storici di Venezia 15 (1988): 139.
1991
Pignatti, Terisio, and Pedrocco, Filippo. Veronese: Catalogo completo dei dipinti. Florence, 1991: 178 no. 178.
1995
Pignatti, Terisio, and Pedrocco, Filippo. Veronese. 2 vols. Milan, 1995: 1:266-267 no. 169; 2:384.