By 1829, Annibale Francesco Clemente Melchiore Girolamo Nicola della Genga (b. 1760 - d. 1829), Pope Leo XII, Rome; by descent from Genga to the Contessa Pucci; by 1909, passed from Pucci to Mariano Rocchi, Rome [see note 1]. About 1909-1915, Prince Golinicheff Koutousoff, Russia [see note 2]. By 1915, F. Kleinberger Galleries, New York; 1916, sold by Kleinberger to Edward Jackson Holmes (b. 1873 - d. 1950) and Mrs. F. Scott Fitz (b. 1847 - d. 1929), Boston; 1916, gift of Mrs. F. Scott Fitz (b. 1847 - d. 1929) to the MFA [see note 3]. (Accession Date: June 1, 1916) NOTES:  According to a letter from Valerio Mariano, secretary, R. Istituto di Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte, Rome to the Assistant Curator of Paintings, MFA (July 3, 1939), this information was provided by Mariano Rocchi.  A note in the curatorial file states that on September 25, 1916, Frank Jewett Mather visited the MFA and said that the painting had been in the collection of Prince Golinicheff Koutousoff of Russia and was brought to the United States by Nicolas Riabouchinsky. A sale of the Golinicheff Koutousoff and Riabouchinsky collections was held at the American Art Association, New York, April 26, 1916, but this painting was not included in this sale.  The painting was accessioned as a work of art by Lippo Memmi.
Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz