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Inscription

on truncation of arm, proper left: .ALEXAN.VICTORIA.F.

Provenance

Palazzo Carregiani (formerly Zorzi), Ponte dei Greci, Rio di San Lorenzo, Venice. Art Market. Acquired 1865 by the Österreichisches Museum für Kunst und Industrie, Vienna (inv. no. 2408);[1] Acquired by Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (inv. no. 9907) in February 1940; Acquired 1954 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1961 to NGA.[3]

Bibliography
1907
Thieme, Ulrich, and Felix Becker, eds. Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. 37 vols. Leipzig, 1907-1950: 36(1947):439, s.v. "Vittoria."
1956
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Colllection 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: 266, 268, no. 113, repro. 269, as Portrait of a Venetian Lady.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 432, repro., as Portrait of a Venetian Lady.
1965
Schwarz, Heinrich. "Palma Giovane and his Family: Observations on Some Portrait Drawings." Master Drawings 3, n. 2 (October 1965): 158-165, fig. 2.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 174, as Andriana Palma, Wife of Palma Giovane.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 153, repro., as Andriana Palma, Wife of Palma Giovane.
1971
Schwarz, Heinrich. "Portrait Drawings of Palma Giovane and His Family: A Postscript." In Studi di Storia dell'Arte in Onore di Antonio Morassi. Venice, 1971: 210-213, fig. 4.
1976
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 76.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 234, repro.
1997
Lewis, Douglas, with the assistance of David Favale. “An Early Series of Dynastic Portrait Busts by Alessandro Vittoria.” Artibus et historiae 35 (1997): 113-134, repro. figs. 6,7.
1998
Martin, Thomas. Alessandro Vittoria and the portrait bust in Renaissance Venice: remodeling antiquity. Oxford and New York, 1998: 84, 127-8, 129, 163, repros 152, 153, as closer to Aspetti.
2008
Penny, Nicholas. "The Evolution of the Plinth, Pedestal, and Socle." In Collecting Sculpture in Early Modern Europe. Nicholas Penny and Eike D. Schmidt, eds. Studies in the History of Art 70, Symposium Papers 47 (2008): 468, 470, fig. 16.