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Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 7 March 1952, lot 72, as Dosso Dossi.
Peter Corbett, London (according to a note in Bernard Berenson's archive in 1965 and 1968).
William Martin, and by descent.
Please note that this picture did not belong to Peter Corbett, as is suggested under Provenance in the catalogue entry. The rest of the provenance is correct.
The measurements for this painting should read:
36 5/8 x 24¾ in. (93.2 x 63 cm.)
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
D. Sutton, 'Lessons of Italian Painting', Review of the exhibition at City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Country Life, 8 September, 1955, pp. 492-3, illustrated, as Dosso Dossi.
B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Central Italian and North Italian Schools, London, 1968, I, p. 112, as Dosso Dossi, 'fr' [fragment].
F. Gibbons, Dosso e Battista Dossi, Court Painters at Ferrara, Princeton, 1968, pp. 135 and 227, no. 99, as Battista Dossi.
A. Ballarin, Dosso Dossi, La pittura a Ferrara negli anni del Ducato di Alfonso I, Padua, 1995, I, p. 321, no. 399; II, fig. 561, as Battista Dossi.
Birmingham, City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Italian Art from the 13th century to the 17th century, 1955, no. 41, as Dosso Dossi.