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Inscription

lower right: on banner held by angel, letters upside down: GLORIA IN XELSIS DEO; center reverse, first two letters in monogram: J:B.[or] H:B. N:66. / Albano.

Provenance

John Barnard [d. 1784], London;[1] by inheritance to his nephew, Thomas Hankey [d. 1799], Bedford Park, London; (his estate sale, Christie's, London, 7-8 June 1799, no. 36); James Akers, London; (his sale, Stanley, London, 28-29 April 1814 [originally scheduled for April 21-22], no. 127); George Spencer-Churchill, 5th duke of Marlborough [1766-1840], White Knights, near Reading, Berkshire; (his sale, Hawkes, at his residence, 26-28 October 1819, 3rd day, no. 13). (sale, Phillips, London, 12 October 1985, as Workshop of Albani). (Havari and Johns, London); sold 1986 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1986
The Age of Correggio and the Carracci: Emilian Painting of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1986-1987, not in cat.
1998
A Collector's Cabinet, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 38.
Bibliography
2009
Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: no. 72, 329-333, color repro.