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Commissioned c. 1530/1540 by Giulia Muzzarelli, Ferrara.[1] Cardinale Luigi d'Este, Tivoli, by 1573 until at least 1580. Borghese collection, Roma, as by Scarsellino [possibly given to Scipione Borghese by Battista Muzzarelli c. 1608], first recorded in 1693 inventory.[2] Littlehales, London; (Littlehales sale, Christie's, London, 2 March 1804, no. 67, as by Palma Giovane, bought in). Robert Fagan and Charles Grignion, Rome; (Fagan and Grignion sale, Squibb, London, 29 May 1806, no. 50, as by Carracci, sale postponed from 26 May 1806). Charles John Howard, 17th Earl of Suffolk [1804-1876], Charlton Park, Wiltshire, by 1854. (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence and Rome); sold 1937 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[3] gift 1939 to NGA.

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Bibliography

1941
_Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 87, no. 87, as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1942
_Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 249, repro. 121, as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1945
_Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 126, repro., as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1959
_Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 171, repro., as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1965
_Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 59, as The Assumption of the Virgin.
1968
_European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 51, repro.
1968
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 81-82, fig. 197, 199.
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:226-227, II:pl. 153
1985
_European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 178, repro.
1990
Turrill, Catherine. "Girolamo da Carpi's Muzzarelli Altarpiece." Studies in the History of Art 24 (1990):75-86, repro.
1998
Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane. "Virgin/Virginity." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago, 1998: 2:905.

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