Perino del Vaga

The nativity



Perino del Vaga - The nativity

Literature

John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 206


Provenance

Commissioned by a member of the Baciadonne family for Santa Maria della Consolazione, Genoa, where it remained until the end of the 18th century
Cardinal Joseph Fesch (1763-1839), Paris
his sale, Palazzo Ricci, Rome, 17 March 1845 and days following, nr. 813
purchased by M. George. William Ward, 11th baron Ward (1817-1885, created 1st earl of Dudley in 1860), Witley Court, Worcestershire, England, by 1849
by inheritance to his son, William Humble Ward (1867-1932), 2nd earl of Dudley, Witley Court
Dudley sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 25 June 1892, nr. 91
purchased by Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913), London, for Sir Francis Cook, 1st Bt. (1817-1901), Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey
by inheritance to his son, Sir Frederick Lucas Cook, 2nd Bt. (1844-1920), Doughty House
by inheritance to his son, Sir Herbert Frederick Cook, 3rd Bt. (1868-1939), Doughty House
by inheritance to his son, Sir Francis Frederick Maurice Cook, 4th Bt. (1907-1978), Doughty House, and Cothay Manor, Somerset
sold 1947 or 1948 to Gualtiero Volterra, London for Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence
sold March 1949 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York
gift 1961 to NGA

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 1961.9.31

Perino del Vaga
The nativity
1534
274.4 x 221.1 cm
Oil on wood transferred to canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Samuel H. Kress Collection