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Inscription

falsely signed and dated, on back on bottom edge: A. Houson, F. AN. 1777

Provenance

Joseph Bardac, Paris; (E. Gimpel & Wildenstein, Paris and New York);[1] inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, after purchase 21 February 1917 by funds of Joseph E. Widener; gift 1942 to NGA.

Bibliography
1959
Possibly Shapley, Fern Rusk. Early Italian Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1959 (Booklet Number Three in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 94 (reference could be to 1942.9.123)
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 111, repro.