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Capponi collection, Florence. (Stefano Bardini [1836-1922], Florence); (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 5-7 June 1899, 1st day, no. 385, as Bust of Maria della Rovere, wife of Cosimo III de' Medici by Bernini); (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 5 December 1900 to Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[1] inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History

The Twilight of the Medici: Late Baroque Art in Florence 1670-1743, Detroit Institute of Arts; Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy, 1974, no. 32 (shown only in Detroit).
La principessa saggia. L'eredita di Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici Elettrice Palatina., Palazzo Pitti, Florence, 2006-2007, no. 4, repro.


Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 128, repro., as Italian 17th Century.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 155.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 138, repro.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 639, no. 1002, repro.
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 90, repro.
Visonà, Mara. "Un ritratto di Anna Maria Luisa dei Medici bambina e i lari del Poggio Imperiale (riflessioni sul Foggini)." Paragone 49, 3d series, no. 22 (585) (November 1998): 20, 27 n. 5, pl. 22.
Penny, Nicholas. "The Evolution of the Plinth, Pedestal, and Socle." In Collecting Sculpture in Early Modern Europe. Nicholas Penny and Eike D. Schmidt, eds. Studies in the History of Art 70, Symposium Papers 47 (2008): 478-479.

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