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Possibly from the Strozzi Sacrati family, Mantua. Said to have been acquired in Italy by Prince Leopold-Emmanuel-Louis Croy Dülmen [1827-1894], Vienna, by 1886;[1] by inheritance to his widow, Princess Rosa Anne von Sternberg [1836-1918], Vienna; by inheritance to her son-in-law, Count Albert Lónyay [1850-1923], Vienna;[2] by inheritance to his son, Count Carl Lónyay [b. 1886], Vienna; sold April 1929 to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York);[3] purchased 15 December 1936 by The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[4] gift 1937 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Exposition de L'Art Italien de Cimabue à Tiepolo, Petit Palais, Paris, 1935, no. 299, as by Masaccio.


Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: no. 31, repro.
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 125, no. 7, as by Masaccio.
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 239, repro. 149, as by Masaccio.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 12, repro., as by Masaccio.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 84.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 74, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 216, repro.
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. Washington, 1979: 1:303-304; 2:pl. 217, 217A,B,C,D.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 251, 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: 458-464, color repro.
Walmsley, Elizabeth. "Italian Renaissance Paintings Restored in Paris by Duveen Brothers, Inc., c. 1927-1929." Facture: conservation, science, art history 1 (2013): 58-77, fig. 11.

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