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Federico Borromeo [1564-1631], by 1607; Biblioteca and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan, until 1796;[1] Lucien Bonaparte [d. 1840], Prince de Canino, Paris and Rome, by 1812;[2] (Exhibited for private sale of Lucian Bonaparte collection, London, 6 February 1815, no. 23, as by Leonardo); (Bonaparte sale, Stanley, London, 15 May 1816, no. 165, as by Leonardo). Henry Petty-FitzMaurice, 4th Marquess of Lansdowne [1816-1866], Bowood Hall, Wiltshire, by 1844;[3] by inheritance to Henry Charles Keith Petty-FitzMaurice [1845-1927], 5th Marquess of Landsdowne, Bowood Hall; by inheritance to Henry William Edmund Petty-FitzMaurice [1872-1936], 6th Marquess of Landsdowne, Bowood Hall; acquired 25 April 1952 by (Thomas Agnew and Sons, London); sold 29 April 1952 to(Rudolf Heinemann, New York);[4] on joint account 1952 with (M. Knoedler and Co., London and New York); sold 1957 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[5] gift 1961 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Exhibition of Works by Old Masters. Winter Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London, 1896, no. 185, as by Leonardo.
Exhibition of Pictures by Masters of the Milanese and Allied Schools of Lombardy, The Burlington Fine Arts CLub, London, 1898, no. 35
Exhibition of Art Treasures for America from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1961-1962, no. 57.
Painters of Reality: The Legacy of Leonardo and Caravaggio in Lombard Painting [Pittori di realtà: Le Ragioni di una Rivoluzione da Foppa e Leona..., Museo Civico Ala Ponzone, Cremona; Metropolitan Mus. of Art, New York, 2004, unnumbered cat., repro.


Jameson, Mrs. (Anna). Companion to the Most Celebrated Private Galleries of Art in London. London, 1844: 313-314, no. 62.
Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Treasures of Art in Great Britain: Being an Account of the Chief Collections of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Illuminated Mss.. 3 vols. Translated by Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake. London, 1854: 3:159.
Ambrose, George E. Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures belonging to the Marquess of Lansdowne. London, 1897: 126, no. 116
Williamson, G.C. Bernardino Luini. London, 1900:107
Reinach, Salomon. Répertoire de peintures du moyen âge et de la Renaissance (1280-1580). 6 vols. Paris, 1905-1923: 3(1910)720, no. 1.
Berenson, Bernard. North Italian Painters of the Renaissance. New York and London, 1907: 246.
Latham, Charles. In English Homes. 3 vols. London, 1909: 1:395.
Beltrami, Luca. Luini. Milan, 1911:583, 617
Walker, John, Guy Emerson, and Charles Seymour. Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings & Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London, 1961: 102, color repro. pl. 96.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 80.
Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Central Italian and North Italian Schools. 3 vols. London, 1968: 1:235.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 70, repro.
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 142-143, fig. 338.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 206, repro.
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: 1:288-289; 2:pl. 205.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 227, no. 282, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 239, repro.
Jones, Pamela M. "Bernardino Luini's Magdalene from the Collection of Federico Borromeo: Religious Contemplation and Iconographic Sources." Studies in the History of Art 24 (1990): 67-72, repro.
Avanzini, Alessandra. Profumi D'Arabia, Atti del Convegno. Roma, 1997: cover, repro.
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 92, no. 65, color repro.
Natale, Mauro, ed. Capolavori da scoprire: La collezione Borromeo Exh. cat. Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, 2006: 182-183, repro. (under no. 18, by Christina Quattrini).
Vowinckel, Annette. Das relationale Zeitalter: Individualität, Nomalität und Mittelmass in der Kultur der Renaissance. Munich, 2011: 169, 170, fig. 49.
Swicklik, Michael, Barbara H. Berrie, and Gretchen Hirschauer. "Sfumato and Sheen: Bernardo Luini's Lady in Black." Facture: conservation, science, art history 2 (2015): 140-157, fig. 10.
Quattrini, Cristina. Bernardino Luini: Catalogo generale delle opere. Turin, 2019: 9, 11, 71, 72, 237, 268, 293, 300-301, 351, 352, 397, 447, cat. 112, pl. XXVII.

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