FLORENCE CIRCA 1540 - 1596 ROME
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG LADY IN AN EMBROIDERED DRESS AND PEARLS, THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, HER HAND RESTING ON A SMALL BOOK ON A TABLE
Thomas Jeffersen Bryan (1802-1870), New York;
By whom bequeathed to the New York Historical Society, in 1867 (acc. no. 1867.51);
Their sale, ("The Property of the New York Historical Society"), New York, Sotheby's, 12 January 1995, lot 54 (as Florentine School, circa 1575);
There acquired by the present collector.
Catalogue of the Bryan Gallery of Christian Art from the Earliest Masters to the Present Time, New York 1853, p. 5, cat. no. 45 (as Bronzino);
R. Grant White, Companion to the Bryan of Gallery of Christian Art, New York 1853, pp. 35-36, cat. no. 45 (as Bronzino);
L. Einstein and F. Monrod, "Le Musée de la Societé Historique de New York," in Gazette des Beaux-Arts, May 1905, p. 418 (as Circle of Bronzino);
Catalogue of the Museum and Gallery of the New York Historical Society, New York 1915, p. 65, cat. no. B51, (as Bronzino);
C. P. Murphy, Lavinia Fontana; A Painter and her Patrons in Sixteenth-century Bologna, New Haven-London 2003, pp. 114-115, reproduced fig.99 (with a date in the 1590s).