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Inscription

on reverse transcribed from front by later hand before painting was trimmed: BRIGIDA. SPINVLA. DORIA / ANN: SAL: 1606. / AET: SVAE .22. / P.P. RVBENS Ft (Brigida Spinola Doria. Aged 22 in the year of our Lord 1606. Made by P.P. Rubens)

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Provenance

The sitter's first husband, Marchese Giacomi Massimiliano Doria [1571-1613, married 9 July 1605], Genoa; by bequest to his brother, Giovanni Carlo Doria [1576-1625], Genoa;[1] passed, probably in 1625, to the sitter's second husband, Giovanni Vincenzo Imperiale [1582-1648, married 4 August 1621], Genoa;[2] probably the sitter, until her death; probably by bequest 1661 to the sitter's stepson and son-in-law, Francesco Maria Imperiale, Mantua;[3] Imperiale Family, Genoa and Mantua;[4] gift from the head of the Imperiale Family to Rati Opizzone's father-in-law; by inheritance to Rati Opizzone, Counselor of the State in Turin, by 1840.[5] Simon Horsín-Déon [1812-1882], Paris, by 1848.[6] J. Pariss, London, by 1854; (sale, Christie & Manson, London, 4 February 1854, no. 76, bought in); purchased after the sale by (Charles J. Nieuwenhuys, Brussels and London), for 60 guineas;[7] (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 17 July 1886, no. 92);[8] (Charles J. Wertheimer, London), for 304.10. Probably Lawrence Currie [d. 1934], Minley Manor, Hampshire; by inheritance to his son, Betram George Francis Currie, Minley Manor; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 16 April 1937, no. 116);[9] purchased by (Arthur Goldschmidt, London) for (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York);[10] sold 1957 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1961 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1952
Great Portraits by Famous Painters, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1952, no. 6.
1953
Flemish Art, 1300-1700, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1953-1954, no. 180.
1961
Exhibition of Art Treasures for America from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1961-1962, no. 81.
1977
P.P. Rubens: Paintings - Oilsketches - Drawings [part of Pietro Pauolo Rubens: Rubensjaar 1577-1977], Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, June-September 1977, no. 7, repro.
1977
Rubens in Italien: Gemälde, Ölskizzen, Zeichnungen [part of Peter Paul Rubens 1577-1640], Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, October-December 1977, no. 91, color repro. (in Katalog I).
1984
Baroque Portraiture in Italy: Works from North American Collections, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 1984-1985, no. 60, repro.
1990
Pietro Paulo Rubens (1577-1640), Palazzo della Ragione, Padua; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; Società per le Belle Arti ed Esposizione Permanente, Milan, 1990, no. 23, repro.
1993
The Age of Rubens, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art, 1993-1994, no. 8, repro.
1994
A Gift to America: Masterpieces of European Painting from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, four venues, 1994-1995, no. 11, repro. (shown only at last two venues: Seattle Art Museum and California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco).
1997
Van Dyck a Genova: Grande pittura e collezionismo, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, 1997, no. 19, repro.
2004
L'Età di Rubens. Dimore, committenti e collezionisti genovesi, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, 2004, no. 29, repro.

Bibliography

1961
Seymour, Charles. Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings & Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London, 1961: 144, fig. 135, color fig. 136
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 310, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 118
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 105, repro.
1970
Jaffé, Michael. "Some Recent Acquisitions of Seventeenth-Century Flemish Painting." Studies in the History of Art 1969 (1970): 26-29, fig. 33.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 314, repro.
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 101-103, figs. 95, 96, color repro (detail).
1977
Pope-Hennessy, John. "Completing the Account." Review of Colin Eisler, Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, London 1977. Times Literary Supplement no. 3927 (17 June 1977).
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 259, no 327, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 361, repro.
1994
Boccardo, Piero. "Ritratii di Genovesi di Rubens e di Van Dyck: Contesto ed identificazioni." Studies in the History of Art 46 (1994): 80-81, repro. no. 1.
1994
Cataldi Gallo, Marzia, "Per una Storia del Costume Genovese nel Primo Quarto del Seicento." Studies in the History of Art 46 (1994): 119.
1994
Jaffe, Michael. "On Some Portraits Painted by Van Dyck in Italy, Mainly in Genoa." Studies in the History of Art 46 (1994): 141-142.
1999
Zuffi, Stefano and Francesca Castria, La peinture baroque. Translated from Italian by Silvia Bonucci and Claude Sophie Mazéas. Paris, 1999: 127, color repro.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 223, no. 179, color repro.
2005
Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr. Flemish Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2005: 154-159, color repro.

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