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Robert Scholz-Forni, Hamburg.
Sale; M. Lempertz, Cologne, April-May 1953, lot 143.
Acquired in 1954 by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York until de-accessioned in 1984; Property from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Sotheby's, New York, 19 January 1984, lot 74.
Please note that this lot will be sold without reserve.
M. Goering, 'Die Sammlung Scholz-Forni', Pantheon, XXV, no. 5, May 1940, p. 120, illustrated.
'Accessions of American and Canadian Museums, April-June 1954', Art Quarterly, XVII, no. 4, Winter 1954, pp. 410-11, illustrated.
F. Cappi Bentivegna, Abbigliamento e costume nella pittura italiana, II, Rome, 1964, p. 224 and fig. 299.
G. Testori, in the exhibition catalogue, Giacomo Ceruti: mostra di 32 opere inedite, Finarte, Milan, 1966, p. 10, cited under no. 4 (erroneously listing the owner as Kress collection).
G. Testori and L. Mallè, in the exhibition catalogue, Giacomo Ceruti e la rittrastica del suo tempo nell'Italia settentrionale, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Turin, 1967, p. 47, cited under no. 7.
B.B. Fredericksen and F. Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Painting in North American Public Collections, Cambridge, Mass., 1972, pp. 51, 513 and 609.
K. Baetjer, European Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Artists Born In or Before 1865, New York, 1980, I, p. 25; II, p. 176, illustrated.
M. Gregori, Giacomo Ceruti, Bergamo, 1982, pp. 450-1, no. 121 and pp. 71, 91, n. 315, and under no. 122, and pl. 121.
M. Cinotti et al., Catalogo della pittura italiana dal '300 al '700 Milan, 1985, pp. 137-8 and 192, illustrated.
F. Frangi, in the catalogue of the exhibition, Giacomo Ceruti, il Pitocchetto, Monasterio di Santa Giulia, Brescia, 1987, under no. 51.