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After the Doni Tondo in the Uffizi, Florence


By 1842, Pierfrancesco Rinuccini (b. 1788 - d. about 1852), Palazzo Rinuccini, Florence [see note 1]; May 1, 1852, Rinuccini sale, Florence, lot 38 [see note 2], probably unsold and by descent to his daughter, Eleonora Rinuccini-Corsini (b. 1813 - d. 1886), Florence; sold from the Rinuccini-Corsini collection to Edward W. Forbes; 1907, gift of Forbes to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 8, 1907) NOTES: [1] Recorded as in the Rinuccini collection by Frédéric Fantozzi, "Nouveau Guide de Florence ou Description Artistique et Critique de la Ville et ses environs" (Florence, 1851; translated from the Italian ed. of 1842), p. 691. [2] Although lot 38 in this auction catalogue matches the description of the MFA painting exactly, the dimensions given (154 x 170 cm) are notably different.

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Forbes

early 16th century


138.1 x 108.2 cm (54 3/8 x 42 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on panel