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Inscribed at upper left: AN AETATIS SVAE; at upper right: 30·1544•
40.5 × 30.5 cm (16 × 12 in.); Painted surface: 39.5 × 29.3 cm (15 9/16 × 11 1/2 in.)
Gift of Adolph Casper Miller
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C. Linfert, “Köln. Ausstellung von Werken aus dem Kunsthandel im Kölnischen Kunstverein,” Pantheon, 6 (1930), p. 39.
Max J. Friedländer, Die altniederländische Malerei, vol. 13, Leiden, 1936, p. 162, no. 247 (rev. ed., 1975, p. 93, no. 247, pl. 124).
The Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago, 1961), p. 303.
Ian Wardropper, “Between Art and Nature: Jewelry in the Renaissance,” Museum Studies 25, no. 2 (2000), p. 7, fig. 2.
Cologne, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Meisterwerke älterer Kunst aus dem deutschen Kunsthandel, 1930, cat. 54.
T. Schiff, his estate sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 21-22 March, 1905, no. 129, ill., as school of Jan [van] Scorel, for 1,600 fr. to Steindecker [according to annotated catalogue at Cleveland Museum of Art]. Dr. Benedict & Co., Berlin, 1930. Van Diemen & Co., Berlin and New York, 1930 [Van Diemen and Benedict probably owned the picture together; both listed as owners in Cologne 1930; Friedländer’s photos at the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague, are annotated Benedict / IV.1930 and Van Diemen / Amerika…IX.1930]. Adolph Caspar Miller, Washington, D.C. (died 1953), probably by the early 1930s, shortly after it was exported to America; bequeathed by him to the Art Institute, with his widow, Mary Sprague Miller (died 1957) retaining life interest.
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