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Provenance

Niccolini Collection, Florence. Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi [1878-1955], Rome and Florence. Acquired 1936 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1939 to NGA.[1]

Exhibition History
1938
Eighteenth Loan Exhibition of Old Masters. January 7 to February 20, 1938. The Detroit Institute of Arts. Italian Gothic and Early Renaissance Sculptures: no. 84.
Bibliography
1938
Ragghianti, Carlo. "La Mostra di scultura italiana antica a Detroit (U.S.A.)." Critica d'Arte 3:4–6 (fasc. 16–18) (August–December 1938): 170-183, esp. 182.
1941
Frankfurter, Alfred M. “Great Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance in the National Gallery.” Art News 40, n. 9 (July 1-31, 1941): 12, repro.
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 230, no. A-40, as Madonna and Child with Saints by Pyrgoteles.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 254, repro. 232, as Madonna and Child with Saints by Pyrgoteles.
1945
Shapley, Fern Rusk. "A Portrait of Francesco Sforza." The Art Quarterly 9 (Winter 1945):25-39, esp. 37, 39 n.31.
1950
Dell'Acqua, Gian Alberto. "Problemi di scultura lombarda: Mantegazza e Amadeo (II)." Proporzioni 3 (1950):123-140, esp. 136 n. 9.
1951
Valentiner, Wilhelm R. Gothic and Renaissance Sculptures in the Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum. Los Angeles, 1951: 102 n. 9.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 411, repro., as Madonna and Child with Saints by Pyrgoteles.
1964
Pope-Hennessy, John, assisted by Ronald Lightbown. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. 3 vols. London, 1964: 2:520.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 165, as Madonna and Child with Saints by Pyrgoteles.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 145, repro., as Madonna and Child with Saints by Pyrgoteles.
1976
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 58-59, repro. figs. 101-102.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 137, repro.
2001
Zani, Vito. "Gasparo Cairano. Madonna col Bambino." In Spunti per conversare. Exh. cat. Galleria Nella Longari, Milan, 2001: 17-32, fig. 4.
2003
Zani, Vito. "Sulle nostalgie di Ambrogio Mazzola, scultore bresciano del Cinquecento." Civiltà Bresciana XII, no. 1 (March 2003): 5-24, esp. 9-11, repro.
2010
Zani, Vito. Gasparo Cairano e la scultura monumentale del Rinascimento a Brescia (1489-1517 ca.). Brescia, 2010: no. 24, fig. 165, 4, 69 n. 193, 113, 132-133