[SVM VE]R[A] LVX [MVNDI] EGO (on the Christ Child's halo, in gold pigment)
125.3 × 120 cm (49 3/8 × 47 1/4 in.)
Clyde M. Carr Fund
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A Catalogue of Paintings, Statues, Busts, etc. at Marbury Hall, the Seat of John Smith Barry, Esq., in the County of Chester (London, 1814), p. 9, no. 225; 2nd ed. (Warrington, 1819), p. 9, no. 225.
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John Maxon, The Art Institute of Chicago (London, 1970), p. 251, ill.
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Christopher Lloyd, Italian Paintings before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection (Chicago, 1993), pp. 206–09, ill.
Maria Teresa Fiorio, Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio: un pittore milanese nel lume di Leonardo (Milan, 2000), p. 182, ill.
Manchester, Art Treasures of the United Kingdom, 1857, no. 92, as Beltraffio [sic].
London, Royal Academy of Arts, Works by the Old Masters, 1879, no. 175, as Boltraffio.
Acquired either by James Hughes Smith-Barry (1746?–1801) or by his eldest son John Smith-Barry (b. 1793), both of Marbury Hall, near Northwich, Cheshire, and Fota Island, County Cork, Ireland; by descent to Arthur Hugh Smith-Barry (d. 1925), first and last Lord Barrymore; by descent to his daughter the Honorable Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Bell of Fota Island, County Cork, Ireland; sold Sotheby’s, London, June 21, 1933, no. 44 (ill.), as Boltraffio. Sold Sotheby’s, London, March 23, 1960, no. 116 (ill.), as Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, to H. M. Calmann [according to annotated sale catalogue, Ryerson Library, the Art Institute of Chicago]. H. M. Calmann, London, 1960–63; sold by Calmann to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1963.
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