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Inscription

lower center on parapet: MARCO.ZOPPO.DA BOLOGNA / OPVS; hanging over the parapet, a coat of arms with an oval divided vertically in azure and white within a pink concave shield

Provenance

Ascoli, Bologna; purchased November 1880 by Sir John Charles Robinson [1824-1913], London; sold February 1882 to Sir Francis Cook, 1st bt. [1817-1901], Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey;[1] by inheritance to his son, Sir Frederick Lucas Cook, 2nd bt. [1844-1920], Doughty House; by inheritance to his son, Sir Herbert Frederick Cook, 3rd bt. [1868-1939], Doughty House; by inheritance to his son, Sir Francis Ferdinand Maurice Cook, 4th bt. [1907-1978], Doughty House, and Cothay Manor, Somerset; sold December 1953 to (Margaret Drey, London);[2] (Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc., New York); sold 29 January 1954 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[3] gift 1961 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1894
Exhibition of Pictures, Drawings & Photographs of Works of the School of Ferrara-Bologna, 1440-1540, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1894, no. 4, repro.
1946
Loan Exhibition of the Cook Collection of Primitive and Early Renaissance Paintings (1350-1550); venues: municipal art galleries of Norwich, Sheffield, Leicester, Blackpool, Manchester, Southampton, Brighton; tour by Art Exh. Bureau, 1946-1947, no. 20.
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: 206, no. 82, repro.
1957
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 13.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 125, repro.
1961
Walker, John, Guy Emerson, and Charles Seymour. Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings & Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London, 1961:, 48, repro. pl. 46
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 301, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 140
1966
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XIII-XV Century. London, 1966: 87, fig. 237.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 127, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 378, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:540-542, II:pl. 377
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 442, repro.
1993
Giovannucci Vigi, Berenice, ed. Marco Zoppo e il suo tempo. Bologna, 1993: 13, 16, 80, 109, 111 repro., 112, 126, 129, 168 repro., 169 repro.
2003
Boskovits, Miklós, David Alan Brown, et al. Italian Paintings of the Fifteenth Century. The Systematic Catalogue of the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2003: 691-699, color repro.