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Cav. Antonio Piccolomini Bellanti, Siena, by 1811; by inheritance 1895 to his daughter, Signora Ciaccheri, Siena; presumably by whom sold 1895 to (Charles Fairfax Murray [1849-1919], London and Florence); from or through whom sold 1895 to (Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London); sold 1895 to George M. Salting [1835-1909], London; sold 1903 back to (Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London); possibly sold to W. Newall.[1] (Trotti et Cie., Paris); sold 1911 to Arthur Sanderson, Edinburgh; (Sanderson sale, Knight, Frank, and Rutley, London, 14-16 June 1911, 3rd day, no. 621, as Petrarch's Laura); purchased by (Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London) for Robert Henry [1850-1929] and Evelyn Holford [1856-1943] Benson, London and Buckhurst Park, Sussex;[2] sold 1927 to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold 1937 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1939 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1904
Exhibition of Pictures of the School of Siena, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1904, no. 52.
1927
Loan Exhibition of the Benson Collection of Old Italian Masters, City of Manchester Art Gallery, 1927, no. 96.
1940
Italian Renaissance Portraits, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1940, no. 13.
2001
Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's 'Ginevra de' Benci' and Renaissance Portraits of Women, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2001-2002, no. 35, color repro.

Bibliography

1914
Benson, Robert Henry. Catalogue of Italian Pictures at 16 South Street, Park Lane, London and Buckhurst in Sussex. London, privately printed, 1914: no.10.
1941
Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: no. 123, repro., as Portrait of a Lady.
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 86, no. 446.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 248, repro. 120.
1944
Frankfurter, Alfred M. The Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1944: 35, repro.
1945
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 63, repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 85, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 59
1966
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XIII-XV Century. London, 1966: 162-163, fig. 449.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 51, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 154, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:224-226, II:pl. 152
1979
Sutton, Denys. "Robert Langton Douglas. Part I." Apollo 109 (April 1979): 311 [65] fig. 36, 312 [66].
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 182, no. 202, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 178, repro.
2003
Boskovits, Miklós, and David Alan Brown, et al. Italian Paintings of the Fifteenth Century. The Systematic Catalogue of the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 2003: 338-341, color repro.

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