Charles Graham Somerwell, Baberton House, Juniper Green; Christie's, London, 23 April 1887, lot 149 (480 gns. to Noseda).
John Postle Heseltine, London.
with Lord Duveen, New York, 1925.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (1874-1960), by 1931, and by descent to
Winthrop Paul Rockefeller (1912-1973), Morrilton, Arkansas; Sotheby's, New York, 8 January 1981, lot 101.
Gerald P. Gutterman, Bedford, New York.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 15 January 1987, lot 11.
Ishizuka Collection, Tokyo, 1987.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 21 May 1992, lot 38, where acquired by the present owner.
Private collection, New York.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION
H. Ulmann, Sandro Botticelli, Munich, 1893, p. 127, as Botticelli.
H.P. Horne, Alessandro Filipepi commonly called Sandro Botticelli, Painter of Florence, London, 1908 (reprinted and Italian translation with addenda edited by C. Caneva and G. Giusti) in H.P. Horne, Botticelli, Florence, 1986, p. 265, as Botticelli and workshop.
W. von Bode, Sandro Botticelli, Berlin, 1921, p. 135 (English translation, London, 1926), as Botticelli and workshop.
A. Venturi, Botticelli, Rome, 1925, p. 118, as Botticelli's workshop.
W. von Bode, Botticelli: des Meisters Werke in 155 Abbildungen, Klassiker der Kunst, Berlin-Leipzig, 1926, p. 124, repeats 1908 attribution.
Y. Yashiro, Sandro Botticelli and the Florentine Renaissance, revised ed., London, 1929, p. 224, as Botticelli.
R. van Marle, The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, XII, The Hague, 1931, pp. 170-171, 222, as Botticelli.
B. Berenson, The Italian Painters of the Renaissance, London, 1932, p. 105, as Botticelli.
C. Gamba, Botticelli, Milan, 1936, p. 168, as Botticelli.
J. Mesnil, Botticelli, Paris, 1938, p. 225, as Botticelli and workshop.
R. Salvini, Tutta la pittura del Botticelli, 1485-1510, Milan, 1958, II, p. 75, as Botticelli and workshop.
B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Florentine School, 1963, I, p. 37, as Botticelli.
G. Mandel, L'opera completa di Botticelli, 1967, p. 103, no. 116, as Botticelli.
R. Olson, Studies in the Later Works of Sandro Botticelli, Ph.D dissertation, Princeton University, 1975, I, pp. 210-211; II, fig. 200, as Botticelli's school.
R. Lightbown, Sandro Botticelli, Berkeley, 1978, I, p. 155; II, pp. 84-85, no. B76, as Botticelli.
R. de Angelis, Todas las Pinturas de Botticelli, 1980, p. 72, fig. 127A, as Botticelli.
R. Lightbown, Sandro Botticelli: life and work (English edition), Milan, 1989, pp. 223-224, pl. 90, as Botticelli.
R. Lightbown, Sandro Botticelli: life and work (Italian edition), New York, 1989, pp. 223-224, pl. 90, as Botticelli.
R. Lightbown, Sandro Botticelli: life and work (French edition), Paris, 1990, I, pp. 223-24; II, pp. 90, 381-382, no. B76, as Botticelli.
B. Deimling, Sandro Botticelli 1444/45-1510, Cologne, 1994, p. 67, as Botticelli.
'Botticelli L'hymne à la Grace', Paris Match, official guide to the exhibition Botticelli. De Laurent le Magnifique à Savonarole, Paris, September 2003, pp. 6-7, as Botticelli.
'Botticelli L'hymne à la Grace', Paris Match, September 2003, no. 2834, pp. 64-65, as Botticelli.
A. Yacob, 'La Vierge et L'Enfant adores par saint Jean', L'Oeil - hors-série, Botticelli. De Laurent le Magnifique à Savonarole, April/June 2003, Paris, p. 40, as Botticelli.
I. Schmitz, 'Botticelli. De Florence à Paris. L'Automne du Quattrocento', Le Figaro, L'Oeil - hors série, Botticelli. De Laurent le Magnifique à Savonarole, 2003, p. 108, as Botticelli.
M. Lacas, 'Visions Sacrées, reves poétiques. Madone au pavillon', Connaissance des Arts, Paris, 2003, p. 58, as Botticelli.
'L'exposition à la lupe, étude de quelques tableaux: La Vierge et L'Enfant adores par saint Jean', Le Spectacle du Monde, from the Botticelli series, no. 14, Paris, 2003, pp. 50-51, as Botticelli.
C. Castandet, 'De Madone en Madone, les visages s'intensifient', Beaux Arts collection, hors-série Botticelli, Paris, p. 36, as Botticelli.
A. Elorza, 'Botticelli: armonía y turbación', El Pais, Madrid, 15 November 2003, p. 20, as Botticelli.
G. Cornini, 'Sandro Botticelli' in Botticelli e Filippino. L'inquietudine e la grazia nella pittura fiorentina del Quattrocento, eds. D. Arasse, P. De Vecchi, and J.K. Nelson, exhibition catalogue, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 11 March-11 July 2004, pp. 206-209, no. 30, as Botticelli.
M. Boskovits, 'Una mostra su Botticelli e Filippino' in Arte Cristiana, XCII, no. 825, November-December 2004, pp. 418-419.
I, p. 74, as Botticelli.
E. Fahy, 'Botticelli' in Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Dipinti dal Medioevo alla metà del Cinquecento, Milan, 2005, I, p. 74, as Botticelli.
H. Körner, Botticelli, Köln, 2006, p. 160, fig. 205, p. 305, illustrated as Botticelli.
Edinburgh, Scottish Royal Academy, Loan Exhibition of Works by Old Masters and Scottish National Portraits, 1881, no. 511, as Botticelli.
London, Royal Academy, Exhibitions of Works by The Old Masters, 1894, no. 169, as Botticelli.
London, Royal Academy, Winter Exhibition, 1912, no. 40, as Botticelli.
Mexico City, Connoisseur Art Gallery, A Botticelli Masterpiece, May 1994, as Botticelli.
Santiago, Chile, Museo de Bellas Artes, Sandro Botticelli, May 1995, as Botticelli.
Paris, Musée du Luxembourg, Botticelli. De Laurent le Magnifique à Savonarole, 1 October 2003-22 February 2004, pp. 130-133, no. 13, as Botticelli.
Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, Botticelli and Filippino, Passion and Grace in Fifteenth-Century Florentine Painting, 11 March-11 July 2004, pp. 206-209, no. 30, as Botticelli.