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Possibly commissioned c. 1510 by a Carmelite monastery in Brescia, Italy; probably sold into the Manfrin collection, Venice, formed in part by Girolamo Manfrin [d. 1801]; by inheritance to Pietro Manfrin; by inheritance to Giulia-Giovanna Manfrin-Plattis [d. 1848/1849];[1] collection divided between Marquis Antonio-Maria Plattis and Bortolina Plattis, widow of Baron Sardagna; (Plattis sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 13 May 1870, no. 73). Charles A. Loeser [1864-1928], Florence, from the 1890s; by inheritance to his daughter, Mrs. Ronald Calnan, Milan; sold 1954 to (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi, Florence);[2] sold 1954 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[3] gift 1961 to NGA.

Exhibition History
La Pittura Bresciana del Rinascimento, Palazzo Tosio-Martinengo, Brescia, 1939, no. 156, repro.
Giovanni Gerolamo Savoldo: tra Foppa Giorgione e Caravaggio, Moastero S. Giulia, Brescia, 1990, no. I.2, and Schirn Kunsthalle, (as Giovanni Gerolamo Savoldo und die Renaissance zwischen Lombardei und Venetien, no. I.4).
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: 162, no. 63, repro.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 162, repro.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 121.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 108, repro.
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 89-90, fig. 215.
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: 1:418-419; 2:pl. 299.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 223, no. 274, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 369, repro.
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 107, no. 82, color repro.
Casciello, Alberto Maria. "Per l'iconografia del profeta Elia di Girolamo Savoldo." Rivista dell'Istituto Nazionale d'Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte 73 (III S., XLI, 2018): 245-282, figs. 1 and 4, 5, 8, 9, 22-24 (details).
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