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Inscription

center right on open book: Pater manefestavi nomen (Father, I have manifested [Thy] name; from John 17:5,6, words that form the antiphon of the first Vespers of Ascension, recited by Saint Bernardino while he was dying); on facing page of book, in monogram: IHS

Provenance

Possibly executed for San Francesco Grande, Milan.[1] possibly private collection, Romagna, by c. 1900.[2] Sir Frederick Lucas Cook, 2nd bt. [1844-1920], Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey, by 1903;[3] 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 June or July 1947 to (Gualtiero Volterra, London)[4] for (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence);[5] sold July 1948 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[6] gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History
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. 36.
1961
Exhibition of Art Treasures for America from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1961-1962, no. 25.
2002
Vincenzo Foppa: Un protagonista del Rinascimento, Santa Giulia - Museo della Città, Brescia, 2002, no. 99, repro.
Bibliography
1951
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 274, no. 127.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 50
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 42, repro.
1968
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 14, fig. 28.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 128, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:189, II:pl. 130
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 154, 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: 272-277, color repro.