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Commissioned by the Spilimbergo family, Spilimbergo, Italy; by inheritance to Niccolò d'Attimis, Count Maniago, until 1909; Elia Volpi [1858-1938], Florence; sold 1909 to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold 1909 to Peter A.B. Widener [1834-1915], Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; Inheritance from the Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park.

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