Menchetti collection, Rome; sold from the Menchetti collection to an anonymous dealer, England [see note 1]. By 1921, private collection, London [see note 2]. By 1922, Galleria Lino Pesaro, Milan; 1922, sold by Pesaro to the MFA for $37,985. (Accession Date: November 2, 1922) NOTES:  According to Tom Henry and Laurence Kanter, "Luca Signorelli: The Complete Paintings" (New York, 2002), p. 257, cat. no. App. 2. The name of the Roman collection from which it was purchased -- first published by Roberto Longhi, "Piero della Francesca" (London and New York, 1930), p. 155 -- is not certain; it may be Marchetti or Minghetti.  Published by Adolfo Venturi, "Piero della Francesca" (Florence, 1921-1922), pp. 71-72, cat. no. 3 as in a private collection, London.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund
- Attributed to Luca Signorelli, Italian (Tuscany), about 1450–1523
- Formerly attributed to Piero della Francesca, Italian (Florentine), active in 1439–died in 1492
59 x 40.6 cm (23 1/4 x 16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Tempera and oil on panel