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Inscription

around circumference of the disk held by Saint Bernardino: innomine.chri[sti omne] genuflectatur.coelestium.terrestriu.et.infernorum. (Philippians 2:10); center of the disk: YHS

Provenance

Possibly Gattamelata chapel, Basilica del Santo, Padua.[1] private collection, The Netherlands;[2] (sale, Sotheby's, London, 8 April 1981, no. 124, as by C. Crivelli). (Piero Corsini, New York);[3] private collection, New York, by 1984;[4] (P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London and New York); sold 1989 to private collection;[5] gift (partial and promised) 1990 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1988
Gothic to Renaissance: European Painting 1300-1600, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London, 1988, unnumbered catalogue.
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, 2-3, color repro.
Bibliography
1985
Boskovits, Miklós. "Per Jacopo Bellini pittore (Postilla ad un Colloquio)." Paragone 36, nos. 419-421-423 (January - May 1985):113-123, repro.
1985
Eisler, Colin. "'Saints Anthony Abbot and Bernardino of Siena, Designed by Jacopo and Painted by Gentile Bellini." Arte Veneta 39 (1985):32-40
1986
Boskovits, Miklós. "Giovanni Bellini. Quelques suggestions sur ses débuts." La revue du Louvre 36, no. 6 (1986):386-393, repro.
1987
Christiansen, Keith. "Venetian Painting of the Early Quattrocento." Apollo (March 1987):166-177, fig. 8.
1997
Pelikan, Jaroslav. The Illustrated Jesus through the Centuries, New Haven & London, 1997, p. 117, repro.
2003
Boskovits, Miklós, David Alan Brown, et al. Italian Paintings of the Fifteenth Century. The Systematic Catalogue of the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2003: 89-94, color repro.