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Possibly executed 1501 for the church of San Domenico in Bologna, where it probably remained on the altar of the Casali chapel as part of the predella of the altarpiece (still in situ) until the late 1720s.[1] privately owned, probably by the Isolani family, Bologna; sold c. 1900 to (Charles Fairfax Murray [1849-1919], London and Florence) on joint account with (Haskard and Co., London); sold 18 December 1901 to (Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London);[2] sold 13 February 1902 to Robert Henry [1850-1929] and Evelyn Holford [1856-1943] Benson, London and Buckhurst Park, Sussex; sold 1927 with the Benson collection to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York);[3] sold to Frederick Housman, New York, by 1931;[4] sold to (Frederick Mont, New York); sold 30 January 1952 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[5] gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History
A Collection of Paintings, Drawings, Bronzes and Decorative Furniture, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1902, no. 49, as Pietà. Christ in the Tomb, Supported by Joseph of Arimathaea; Two Angels with the Crown of Thorns and Nails.
Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1908, no. 27.
Exhibition of Florentine Painting before 1500, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1919, no. 10 (no. 10 and pl. X in illustrated catalogue published 1920).
Loan Exhibition of the Benson Collection of Old Italian Masters, City of Manchester Art Gallery, 1927, no. 109, as Pieta: St. Joseph of Aremathea and Two Angels.
Berenson and the Connoisseurship of Italian Painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1979, no. 99.
The Drawings of Filippino Lippi and his Circle, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997-1998, no. 111, repro.
Botticelli and Filippino. Passion and Grace in Fifteenth-Century Florentine Painting, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2004, no. 58, repro.
Filippino Lippi e Sandro Botticelli nella Firenze del '400, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, 2011-2012, no. 47, repro.
Benson, Robert Henry. Catalogue of Italian Pictures at 16 South Street, Park Lane, London and Buckhurst in Sussex. London, privately printed, 1914: no. 31.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1951-56. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida and Fern Rusk Shapley. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1956: 116, no. 44, repro.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 73, repro.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 75.
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XIII-XV Century. London, 1966: 136, fig. 371.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 66, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 196, repro.
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: 1:260-261; 2:pl. 177.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 104, no. 71, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 229, repro.
Wheeler, Marion, ed. His Face--Images of Christ in Art: Selections from the King James Version of the Bible. New York, 1988: no. 96, repro.
Dunbar, Burton and Edward Olszewski. Drawings in Midwestern Collections. Vol.1. Columbia, University of Missouri Press; 37-41, repro.
Boskovits, Miklós, David Alan Brown, et al. Italian Paintings of the Fifteenth Century. The Systematic Catalogue of the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2003: 388-393, color repro.
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