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Inscription

on truncation of chest, proper right: .A.V.F.

Provenance

Palazzo Carregiani (formerly Zorzi), Ponte dei Greci, Rio di San Lorenzo, Venice. Art Market. Acquired 1865 by the Österreichisches Museum für Kunst und Industrie, Vienna (inv. no. 2407);[1] Acquired by Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (inv. no. 9906) in February 1940; Acquired 1954 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1961 to NGA.[3]

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: 266-268, no. 112, repro., as Portrait of a Young Knight.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 433, repro., as Portrait of a Young Knight.
1961
Seymour, Charles. Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings & Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London, 1961: 131, fig. 122.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 173, as Portrait of a Young Knight
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 153, repro., as Portrait of a Young Knight.
1976
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 76.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 636, no. 998, repro., as Portrait of a Young Knight.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 234, repro.
1997
Lewis, Douglas, with the assistance of David Favale. “An Early Series of Dynastic Portrait Busts by Alessandro Vittoria.” Artibus et historiae 35 (1997): 113-134, repro. figs. 8, 9/.

1998
Martin, Thomas. Alessandro Vittoria and the Portrait Bust in Renaissance Venice: Remodeling Antiquity. Oxford and New York, 1998: 84, 127-8, 129, repros. 112-113.