lower right below hand: V. [C]OLONNA
Jan and Jacobus van Veerle, Antwerp, by 1650. Edward White, London, by 1870; (probably his sale, Christie's, London, 5 April 1872); purchased by (Colnaghi's, London and New York) for Sir Francis Cook, 1st Bt. [1817-1901], Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey; by inheritance to his son, Sir Frederick Lucas Cook, 2nd Bt. [1844-1920], Doughty House; by inheritance to his son, Sir Herbert Frederick Cook, 3rd Bt. [1868-1939], Doughty House; by inheritance to his son, Sir Francis Ferdinand Maurice Cook, 4th Bt. [1907-1978], Doughty House, and Cothay Manor, Somerset; (Francis A. Drey, London); sold February 1947 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1952 to NGA.
Associated NamesChristie, Manson & Woods, Ltd.
Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., P. & D.
Cook, 1st bt., Francis, Sir
Cook, 2nd bt., Frederick Lucas, Sir
Cook, 3rd bt., Herbert Frederick, Sir
Cook, 4th bt., Francis Ferdinand Maurice, Sir
Drey, Francis A.
Kress Foundation, Samuel H.
Veerle, Jacobus van
Veerle, John van
- Exhibition of the Works of the Old Masters, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1870, no. 149, as Vittoria Colonna.
- Exhibition of Venetian Art, The New Gallery, London, 1894-1895, no. 178, as Portrait of a Lady.
- The Venetian School. Pictures by Titian and his Contemporaries, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1914, no. 9, plate XLV, as Portrait of a Lady.
- Exhibition of Italian Art 1200-1900, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1930, no. 399 (no. 398 in commemorative catalogue published 1931).
- Masterpieces from the Cook Collection, Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, 1944-1945, no. 140 (Cook collection catalogue number), repro.
- Masterpieces of the Cook Collection, Art Gallery of Toronto (now Art Gallery of Ontario); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1945, no cat.
- Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 2006-2007, no. 40, repro., as Woman as a Wise Virgin.
- Sebastiano del Piombo, 1485-1547, Palazzo di Venezia, Rome; Kulturforum, Berlin, 2008, no. 13, fig. 7.
- Einstein, Lewis. Looking at Italian Pictures in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1951: 91-93, repro.
- 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: 102, no. 41, repro., as Portrait of a Young Woman as Mary Magdalen.
- Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 68.
- Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 165, repro.
- Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 308, repro.
- Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 121.
- European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 109, repro.
- Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 165-166, fig. 397.
- European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 322, repro.
- Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:420-421, II:pl. 301.
- Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 206, no. 250, color repro.
- European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 370, repro.
- Facchinetti, Simone, and Arturo Galansino. In the Age of Giorgione. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2016: fig. 24.