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Provenance

Possibly John Francis Austen [d. 1893], London and Capel Manor, Horsmonden, Kent, England; probably by inheritance with house and contents to his widow, Mrs. John Fancis Austen [Georgiana F. Pearse]; (Austen sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 10 July 1931, no. 47, as by Cariani); purchased by (Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna). (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence and Rome); sold 1936 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1939 to NGA.[1]

Exhibition History
1998
A Collector's Cabinet, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 1, fig. 22.
Bibliography
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 65, no. 443, as by Florentine School, XVI Century.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 248, repro. 103, as by Florentine School, XVI Century.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 88, repro., as by Florentine School, XVI Century.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 50, as by Florentine School.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 42, repro., as by Florentine School.
1973
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XVI-XVIII Century. London, 1973: 5, fig. 6.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 128, repro., as by Florentine School.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:14-16, II: repro. pl. 9
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 30, repro.