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Possibly Cardinal Giacomo Sannesi (1551-1621) and by inheritance to Anna Maria Sannesi, whose posthumous inventory of 1724 lists a Madonna and Child measuring 5 by 3 palmi (i.e. 111 x 67 cm.) on panel.
with Matthiesen Fine Art, London, 1978-81, exhibited, Important Italian Baroque Paintings, 1600-1700, 1981, no. 2, from whom acquired by the present owner.
THE PROPERTY OF MRS. BARBARA PIASECKA JOHNSON, THE PROCEEDS OF SALE TO BENEFIT IN PART THE INSTITUTE FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT IN GDANSK, POLAND.
R. Ward Bissell, Orazio Gentileschi and the Poetic Tradition in Caravaggesque Painting, Pennsylvania, 1981, pp. 143-4, and 147, no. 12, fig. 23, as Orazio Gentileschi, circa 1605.
M. Garrard, Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art, Princeton, 1989, pp. 25-6, 32, and 493, notes 21 and 22, as Artemisia Gentileschi.
R. Ward Bissell, Artemisia Gentileschi and the Authority of Art, Pennsylvania, 1999, pp. 326-7, no. X-18, and 333, as Orazio Gentileschi.
A. Sutherland Harris, 'Artemisia and Orazio: Drawing Conclusions'. in Artemisia Gentileschi: Taking Stock, ed. J.W. Mann, Turnhout, 2005, pp. 138-9, fig. 7, as Artemisia Gentileschi.
Warsaw, Royal Castle and Vaduz, Liechtensteinische Staatliche Kunstsammlung, Opus Sacrum: catalogue of the Exhibition from the Collection of Barbara Piasecka Johnson, 10 April-23 September 1990, and 15 February-30 September 1991, no. 30 (catalogue entry by Józef Grabski).
Rome, Museo del Palazzo di Venezia, Orazio e Artemisia Gentileschi, 15 October 2001-6 January 2002, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Saint Louis, Saint Louis Museum, Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi: Father and Daughter Painters in Baroque Italy, 14 February-12 May and 14 June-15 September 2002, no. 8 (catalogue entry by Keith Christiansen).