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Provenance

Charles Paravey [d. by 1878], Paris; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 13 April 1878, no. 97, as by Filippo Lippi, probably bought in); probably by inheritance to Paravey's daughter, Mme Raynaud, Paris. (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 16 December 1929, no. 44, as by Filippo Lippi); (Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York); sold October 1947 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[1] gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1933
A Century of Progress. Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, June-November 1933, no. 109, as Nativity.
1933
Five Centuries of European Painting, Los Angeles Museum of Art, November-December 1933, no. 3, repro., as The Nativity.
1933
Italian Paintings of the XIV to XVI Century, Detroit Institute of Arts, March 1933, no. 24, as Madonna Adoring the Child.
1935
Exhibition of Italian Paintings of the Renaissance, The Century Association, New York, 1935, no. 2, as Madonna Adoring the Child.
1939
Masterpieces of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture from 1300-1800, New York World's Fair, 1939, no. 21, repro., as The Madonna Adoring the Child.
1941
Masterpieces of Art from European and American Collections, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1941, no. 4, repro., as Madonna Adoring the Child.
1947
Italian Paintings, Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1947, no. 16, repro., as Adoration of the Child.

Bibliography

1911
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1923
Marle, Raimond van. The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, 19 vols. The Hague, 1923-1938: 12 (1931):171.
1930
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1933
Valentiner, William R. “Die Leihausstellung frühitalianischer Malerei in Detroit.” Pantheon 12 (1933): 238.
1933
Venturi, Lionello. Italian Paintings in America, 3 vols. New York and Milan, 1938:2: pl. 246.
1935
Frankfurter, Alfred M. “Italian Paintings in Loan Display at Century Club.” Art News 33, no. 23 (1935): 11.
1938
Mesnil, Jacques. Botticelli. Paris, 1938: 225.
1951
Comstock, Helen. “Additions to the Kress Collection.” Connoisseur 127 (September 1951): 66.
1951
Einstein, Lewis. Looking at Italian Pictures in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1951: 49.
1951
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 52, no. 14, repro.
1954
Ferguson, George. Signs and Symbols in Christian Art. New York, 1954: fig. 46.
1956
De Tolnay, Charles. “Remarques sur la Saint Anne de Léonard.” Revue de l’art 6 (1956): 163.
1958
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1959
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1959
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1963
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1965
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1965
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1966
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XIII-XV Century. London, 1966: 122, fig. 333.
1967
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1968
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1972
Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, MA, 1972: 34.
1974
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1975
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1978
Brigstocke, Hugh. Italian and Spanish Paintings in the National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1978: 22.
1978
Lightbown, Ronald. Botticelli: Life and Work. 2 vols. Berkeley, CA, 1978: 1:117, pl. 41. 2:79, cat. B68.
1979
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1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: 1:85-86; 2:pl. 57, as Circle of Botticelli, possibly Jacopo del Sellaio.
1980
De Angelis, Rita. Botticelli: Every Painting. Milan and New York, 1980: cat. 120.
1980
Ragghianti, Carlo L. “Galleria di Washington.” Critica d’Arte 45, nos. 154-156 (1980): 218-219, as Workshop of Botticelli.
1981
Rowlands, Eliot W. “Review of Fern Rusk Shapley. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings 1979.” Apollo 144, no. 237 (November 1981): 353, as "very plausibl[y]" by Jacopo del Sellaio.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 97, no. 60, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 56, repro.
1988
Baldini, Umberto. Botticelli. Florence, 1988: 299.
1988
Kecks, Ronald G. Madonna und Kind. Das häusliche Andachtsbild im Florenz des 15. Jahrhunderts. Berlin, 1988: 47, 72, 126, fig. 155.
1988
Landolfi, Gemma. “Il Maestro della Natività Johnson.” In Gigetta Dalli Reogli, ed. Il ‘Maestro di San Miniato’: Lo stato degli studi, i problemi, le risposte della filologia. Pisa, 1988: 247.
1989
Lightbown, Ronald. Botticelli: Life and Work. Milan, 1989: 216-218, pl. 87.
1989
Pons, Nicoletta. Botticelli: catalogo completo. Milan, 1989: 81, cat. 100, repro.
1990
Caneva, Caterina. Botticelli: catalogo completo dei dipinti. Florence, 1990: 104, cat. 49, repro.
1992
Petrioli Tofani, Annamaria, ed. Il disegno fiorentino del tempo di Lorenzo il Magnifico. Exh. cat. Florence, 1992: 280.
1992
Pons, Nicoletta. “Una bottega fiorentina di pittura nella seconda metà del XV secolo: Jacopo del Sellaio e compagni.” Ph.D. diss. Università degli studi di Roma “La Sapienza," 1992: 389 as Workshop of Botticelli.
1992
Testi Cristiani, Maria Laura. Botticelli. Paris, 1992: 76, 95, pls. 54, 55.
1993
Brigstocke, Hugh. Italian and Spanish Paintings in the National Gallery of Scotland. 3rd ed. Edinburgh, 1993: 40.
1993
Deimling, Barbara. Sandro Botticelli 1444/45-1510. Cologne, 1993: 68, repro.
2000
Olson, Roberta J. M. The Florentine Tondo. Oxford, 2000: 167, 253 note 53, fig. A18, as Workshop of Botticelli, possibly with Jacopo del Sellaio.
2003
Boskovits, Miklós, and David Alan Brown, et al. Italian Paintings of the Fifteenth Century. The Systematic Catalogue of the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 2003: 157-161, color repro.
2005
Zöllner, Frank. Botticelli. Munich, London, and New York, 2005: 238, cat. 60, repro.
2006
Körner, Hans. Botticelli. Cologne, 2006: 368, fig. 302.
2006
Venturini, Lisa. “Pro uno tondo Virginis Mariae. Riflessioni su forma, destinazione, iconografia nei tondi fiorentini: il caso di Botticelli.” In Davide Gasparotto and Antonella Gigli, eds. Il tondo di Botticelli a Piacenza. Milan, 2006: 37.
2009
Acidini, Cristina, William Dello Russo, and Federico Poletti. Botticelli nel suo tempo. Milan, 2009: 94, 146, 277, repro.
2010
Dumbrowski, Damian. Die religiösen Gemälde Sandro Botticellis: Malerei als pia philosophia. Berlin and Munich, 2010: 206-208, fig. 105.
2012
Humfrey, Peter. Glasgow Museums. The Italian Paintings. Glasgow, 2012: 50.
2020
De Marchi, Andrea. “Il 'Maestro dall’occhio vispo': curiosità insaziabile, generosità e passione nel metodo di un conoscitore anomalo.” In Everett Fahy. Studi sulla pittura toscana del Rinascimento. Studies in Tuscan Renaissance Painting. Scritti scelti. Ed. Andrea de Marchi and Elisabetta Sambo. Bologna, 2020: XV, as by Botticelli, perhaps with a collaborator close to Jacopo del Sellaio in the landscape.
2022
Acidini, Cristina. Botticelli. Pisa, 2022: 193-194, repro.

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