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center right on folded paper: All'Ill[ust]re mia s[igno]rae p[at]rona Oss[ervandissi]ma la sig[no]ra quinti lia fischieri de Bon[oni]a Urbino (To my illustrious lady and most respected patroness, Signora Quintilia Fischieri of Bologna / Urbino)

Provenance

(Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence and Rome); sold 1935 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1939 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1940
Masterpieces of Art. European & American Paintings 1500-1900, New York World's Fair, 1940, no. 2, as Portrait of Woman with Book.
Bibliography
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 13, no. 276.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 245, repro. 62.
1945
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 133, repro.
1957
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 81
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 212, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 10.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 3, repro.
1973
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XVI-XVIII Century. London, 1973: 30-31, fig. 55.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 16, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:26-27, II: repro. pl. 16, as Studio of Barocci.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 187, no. 212, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 36, repro.
1998
Faxon, Alicia Craig. "Reading." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography. 2 vols. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. Chicago and London, 1998: 2:769.