Said to have come from a private collection, Switzerland [see note 1]. By 1971, Benjamin Rowland, Jr., Cambridge, MA and Brooklin, ME; 1974, bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 13, 1974) NOTES:  According to Benjamin Rowland, "A New Portrait Head of Frederick II Hohenstaufen," Pantheon 31, no. 4 (1973), p. 351, this head "was for many years in a private collection in Switzerland and, according to the last owner, was found in Campania in the vicinity of Naples long before the discovery of the known portraits of Frederick [II]." This account has never been verified.
Bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr.