Possibly imported to England 1528 by (Edward Smytting) for sale to Cardinal Wolsey or Henry VIII, King of England; possibly purchased between 1649 and 1654 from the English royal collection by the Spanish ambassador Don Alonso de Cárdenas and shipped to Spain for Don Luis de Haro; possibly bequest 1658 to the estate of the House of El Carpio; possibly by descent to the House of Alba; probably Jacopo Luis Francesco Pablo Rafael FitzJames-Stuart, 8th duke of Berwick and 15th duke (duque in Spanish) of Alba [1821-1881], Liria Palace, Madrid; (Alba sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 7-20 April 1877, no. 5). (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; after purchase 13 January 1922 by funds of Joseph E. Widener; gift 1942 to NGA.
Associated NamesWidener, Joseph E.
- Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2002, no. 31, repro.
- Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 120-121.
- Ainsworth, Maryan W. "Bernart van Orley, Peintre-inventeur." Studies in the History of Art 24 (1990): 48-55, repro.
- Nash, Susie, ed. Late Medieval Panel Paintings II: Materials, Methods, Meanings. London, 2015: under no. 22, 349, color fig. 21.