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Dr Adolf Hommel, Zurich; his sale Lempertz, Cologne, 10-18 Aug. 1909, lots 425-6.
With Heilbronner, Lucerne, 1957.
Ernest Brummer, New York; his sale Koller, Zurich, 16-19 Oct. 1979, lots 117-8.
Christie's, London, 3 July 1985, lot 118.
With Bernard Black and Hugues Nadeau from whom purchased by the present owners.
The figure of St Ignatius Loyola has been inscribed to the interior in red paint with the number '441.' and St Francis Xavier similarly with the number '442.'
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE FOUNDATION (LOTS 136-137)
E. Viancini, 'Per Francesco Bertos', in Saggi e memorie di storia del' arte, 19, Venice, 1994, figs. 17-8.
C. Avery, The Triumph of Motion: Francesco Bertos (1678-1741) and the Art of Sculpture - Catalogue Raisonné, Turin, 2008, nos. 174-175, pls 52-54, pp. 57-58.