Probably Del Nero family, Florence, and, by descent, to Baron Cerbone Del Nero [1756-1816]; by inheritance to his widow, Ottavia Torrigiani [1758-1825], and her brother, Marquis Pietro Torrigiani [1773-1848], Palazzo Torrigiani (formerly Del Nero), Florence; by inheritance to his son, Marquis Luigi Torrigiani [1804-1869], Palazzo Torrigiani; by inheritance to one of his sons, probably Raffaele Torrigiani [1853-1927], Palazzo Torrigiani; acquired by (Charles Fairfax Murray, London and Florence) on joint account with (Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London); sold 1896 to Rodolphe Kann [1846-1905], Paris; (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York) and (Nathan Wildenstein, Paris); sold 1907 to J. Pierpont Morgan [1837-1913], New York; by inheritance to his son, J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr. [1867-1943], New York; on consignment 1935 with (M. Knoedler & Co., New York and London); purchased February 1935 by Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.; deeded 1 May 1937 to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh; gift 1937 to NGA.
Associated NamesAgnew & Sons, Ltd., Thomas
Del Nero, Cerbone, Baron
Del Nero, Ottavia
Duveen Brothers, Inc.
Knoedler & Company, M.
Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, The A.W.
Mellon, Andrew W.
Morgan, Jr., John Pierpont
Morgan, Sr., J. Pierpont
Murray, Charles Fairfax
Torrigiani, Luigi, Marquis
Torrigiani, Pietro, Marquis
Wildenstein & Co., Inc.
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