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Oratory of San Francesco dei Vanchettoni, Florence, before 1756;[1] sold 1940 to Eugenio Venturi, Florence, probably for (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris);[2] purchased 1942 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[3] gift 1943 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Recent Additions to the Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1946, no. A-148.
Desiderio da Settignano: Sculptor of Renaissance Florence, Musée du Louvre, Paris; Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006-2007, no. 10, repro.
Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture, High Museum of Art, Atlanta; The J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2009-2010, repro. pl. 12 (shown only in Atlanta).


Duveen Brothers, Inc. Duveen Sculpture in Public Collections of America: A Catalog Raisonné with illustrations of Italian Renaissance Sculptures by the Great Masters which have passed through the House of Duveen. New York, 1944: figs. 55-59.
Frankfurter, Alfred M. The Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1944: 10, repro.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 178, repro., as The Holy Child.
Seymour, Charles. Masterpieces of Sculpture from the National Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1949: 175, note 19, 74-76.
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 93.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 401, repro.
Walker, John, Guy Emerson, and Charles Seymour. Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings & Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London, 1961: 38, repro.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 152.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 135, repro.
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 19.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 626, no. 972, repro.
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 72, repro.
Coonin, Arnold Victor. "Portrait Busts of Children in Quattrocento Florence." Metropolitan Museum Journal 30 (1995):61-71, repro.
National Gallery of Art Special Issue. Connaissance des Arts. Paris, 2000:59.
Bellandi, Alfredo. Gregorio di Lorenzo: Il Maestro delle Madonne di Marmo. Morbio Inferiore, 2010: 148, 156 fig. 148, 388.
Bormand, Marc. "De la naissance à la mort. Diversité d'espression dans l'oeuvre de Desiderio da Settignano." In Connors, Joseph, Alessandro Nova, Beatrice Paolozzi Strozzi and Gerhard Wolf, eds. Papers from a colloquium held at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Max-Planck-Institut, and at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence, May 9-12, 2007 on occasion of the exhibition in Florence dedicated to Desiderio da Settignano. Venice, 2011:31, repro. p. 32.

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