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By 1828, Gaetano Alovisi Caccialupi (d. 1839), San Severino Marche, Italy [see note 1]; by inheritance to his widow, Laura Antinori; 1860, sold by Antinori to Giuseppe Zucchi, Fabriano [see note 2]. By 1913, Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr. (b. 1870 - d. 1960), Boston; 1946, gift of Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 1946) NOTES: [1] In October 1828, Giuseppe Rinaldi visited the home of Gaetano Alovisi Caccialupi and discribed this painting; see Raoul Paciaroni, Un Dipinto Sanseverinate in America (San Severino, 1984), pp. 33-34. [2] Giuseppe Ranaldi, in Memorie di belle arti, vol. I, P. I, cc. 74-74v; vol. II, p. 153, wrote that Gaetano Alovisi Caccialupi's widow, Laura Antinori, sold the painting in 1860 to Padre Zucchi, the curate of San Pietro in Gubbio, who said he was acquiring it for Monsignor Badia, the delegate from Pesaro. In fact, it was sold to Giuseppe Zucchi of Fabriano, who worked as an art dealer. See Paciaroni (as above, n. 1) and ibid., Bernardino di Mariotto da Perugia, il ventennio sanseverinate (1502-1521), 2005, pp. 92-94, cat. no. 13.

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Gift of Quincy A. Shaw


57.9 x 31.3 cm (22 13/16 x 12 5/16 in.)

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Tempera on panel