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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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; passed, probably in 1625, to the sitter's second husband, Giovanni Vincenzo Imperiale [1582-1648, married 4 August 1621], Genoa; probably the sitter, until her death; probably by bequest 1661 to the sitter's stepson and son-in-law, Francesco Maria Imperiale, Mantua; Imperiale Family, Genoa and Mantua; 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. Simon Horsín-Déon [1812-1882], Paris, by 1848. 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; (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 17 July 1886, no. 92); (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); purchased by (Arthur Goldschmidt, London) for (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold 1957 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1961 to NGA.
- Great Portraits by Famous Painters, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1952, no. 6.
- Flemish Art, 1300-1700, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1953-1954, no. 180.
- Exhibition of Art Treasures for America from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1961-1962, no. 81.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- The Age of Rubens, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art, 1993-1994, no. 8, repro.
- 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).
- Van Dyck a Genova: Grande pittura e collezionismo, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, 1997, no. 19, repro.
- L'Età di Rubens. Dimore, committenti e collezionisti genovesi, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, 2004, no. 29, repro.
- 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
- Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 310, repro.
- Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 118
- European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 105, repro.
- Jaffé, Michael. "Some Recent Acquisitions of Seventeenth-Century Flemish Painting." Studies in the History of Art 1969 (1970): 26-29, fig. 33.
- European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 314, repro.
- Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 101-103, figs. 95, 96, color repro (detail).
- 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).
- Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 259, no 327, color repro.
- European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 361, repro.
- 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.
- Cataldi Gallo, Marzia, "Per una Storia del Costume Genovese nel Primo Quarto del Seicento." Studies in the History of Art 46 (1994): 119.
- Jaffe, Michael. "On Some Portraits Painted by Van Dyck in Italy, Mainly in Genoa." Studies in the History of Art 46 (1994): 141-142.
- Zuffi, Stefano and Francesca Castria, La peinture baroque. Translated from Italian by Silvia Bonucci and Claude Sophie Mazéas. Paris, 1999: 127, color repro.
- Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 223, no. 179, color repro.
- 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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