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Imperial collection, Belvedere Palace, Gemäldegalerie, Vienna, by 1783;[1] Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie, Vienna, c. 1891; (Frederick Mont, New York); purchased 24 September 1953 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1961 to NGA.

Exhibition History

A Collector's Cabinet, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 44.

Technical Summary

The painting is generally in good condition. Although there is extensive repaint along the edges, traces of a barbe are visible in raking light and in the x-radiograph, which seems to indicate that the panel was not cut down. There is repaint in the cloud at the upper left, the area to the left of the large rock, and the sky at right. There is retouching in the rock formations. The x-radiograph discloses underneath the Holy Family what appears to be a large kneeling figure.


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Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Die vornehmsten Kunstdenkmäler in Wien. Vienna, 1866: 183, no. 20.
"Notizen." Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst 15 (1880): 128, repro. after 128, etching by H. L. Fischer.
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Baldass, Ludwig. Katalog der Gemäldegalerie. Vienna, 1938: 128, no. 664.
Weissenhofer, Anselm. Wiener Madonnen. Vienna, 1946: 20-21, fig. 21.
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: 140, no. 54, repro.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 289, repro.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 100.
Faggin, Giorgio T. La pittura ad Anversa nel Cinquecento. Florence, 1968: 40, fig. 68.
Koch, Robert A. Joachim Patinir. Princeton, 1968: 47, 84, no. 34, fig. 68.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 88, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 262, repro.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 135, no. 134, repro. 134.
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 90-91, fig. 79.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 135, no. 128, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 301, repro.
Hand, John Oliver and Martha Wolff. Early Netherlandish Painting. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, 1986: 225-227, repro. 227.

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