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Kress Foundation Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


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William Fermor, Pompeo Batoni, 1758, Oil on canvas, 73.1cm x 99.4cm



1758 — Unknown

The sitter; no dates for his death provided.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — 1828

Inherited upon his father, the sitter's, death.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1828 — 1840

Maria was William Fermor's illegitimate daughter; inherited the painting upon Fermor's death.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1840 — 1853

Inherited the painting upon her mother's death. Died without issue.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

Née Maud Kemble (d.1947).

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — 1948

Daughter of Baroness Donington. She sold the painting at Christie's London on April 2, 1948 (no. 69).

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

Previous owner listed as "Young" (no further information provided).

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — 1952

Painting sold through Sotheby's on May 7, 1952 (no. 111).

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1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-1959

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Bust of a Young Woman, Girolamo Mazzola Bedoli, attributed to, 1560, Oil on panel, 53.0cm x 66.0cm



1961 — Present Day

Date for the painting provided as 1560s. No provenance information provided. Kress Foundation #K-171.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


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The Marketplace at Pirna, Bernardo Bellotto, 1764, Oil on canvas, 79.6cm x 48.4cm



Unknown — Unknown

Early provenance of this painting (presence in Russian/Prussian royal collections) comes from information given by Stefan Kozakiewicz.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

No location information provided. Frederick II had a picture gallery at his summer residence, the palace of Sanssouci, in Postdam.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1930 — Unknown

First name not provided. This could be Anna Caspari, a Jewish art dealer in Munich—or her husband Georg, who died in 1930.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — 1938

Sold through Caspari, Munich to Karl Haberstock.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — 1946

No. 4111; the Munich Central Collecting Point was set up as a collection point for recovered Nazi-confiscated works of art after WWII.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1946 — Unknown

Restituted to Holland. No further information provided.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

Returned to Hugo Moser in New York. Moser left Germany in 1933.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-1914

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


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Virgin and Child with Saints John the Baptist and Joseph, Vincenzo di Biagio Catena, 1525, Oil on canvas, 104.0cm x 76.8cm



Unknown — 1929

The painting sold in his estate sale through Christie's London on March 15, 1929 (no. 96) as a painting by Cima.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — 1935

The painting sold in his sale through Christie's London on December 20, 1935 (no. 101).

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1936 — Unknown

The previous owner is listed as "W. H. G. Turner" (no further information provided).

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided.

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1938 — 1952

Now called The Honolulu Museum of Art. Painting was on loan from the Kress Foundation.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-1104

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The Sacrifice of Noah, Antonio de Bellis, attributed to, 1645 — 1650, Oil on canvas, 128.9cm x 102.2cm



1906 — 1927

By inheritance from Maurice Kann. Sold in the Kann sale, American Art Association, New York, on July 1, 1927 (cat. pl. 71).

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1945 — 1961

Sold to Kress as a painting by Bernardo Cavallino.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Kress Founation #K-1401

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Lamentation Over the Dead Christ, Bernardino Luini, 1512 — 1520, Oil on canvas, 60.2cm x 87.2cm



1830 — Unknown

Listed as #303 in the 1830 inventory.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-1764

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


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Landscape with Washerwomen, Alessandro Magnasco, 1715, Oil on canvas, 57.8cm x 73.2cm



Unknown — 1930

The painting sold through Spink & Sons, London, in 1930.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1938 — 1941

On loan to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University (1938-1941).

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1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-1936

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Landscape with Figures, Alessandro Magnasco, 1715, Oil on canvas, 57.7cm x 73.2cm



Unknown — 1930

The painting sold through Spink & Sons, London, in 1930.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1938 — 1941

On loan to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University (1938-1941).

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-1937

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St. Mary Magdalene, Michele Tosini, 1560, Oil on panel, 65.7cm x 87.0cm



Unknown — Unknown

The Kress Foundation provenance does not specify dates or which Duc de Lorraine owned the painting.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1950 — 1961

Sold to Kress as a painting by Vasari.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Date for the painting provided as 1560s. Kress Foundation #K-1737.

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Still Life with Musical Instruments, Cristoforo Munari, 1710 — 1715, Oil on canvas, 97.1cm x 133.3cm



1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-194

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


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The Virgin of the Annunciation, Bartolomé Estebán Murillo, 1670 — 1680, Oil on canvas, 57.2cm x 72.4cm



Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided, but Joseph Bonaparte's lifespan was 1768-1844; he was king of Naples 1806-1808; and King of Spain 1808-1813.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — 1876

Sold in his sale through Christie's London, June 17, 1876 (no. 36). Bought by Waters or John Charles Robinson (Robinson purchased numerous paintings for Sir Francis Cook.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1901 — 1920

Inherited on the death of his father, Sir Francis Cook (1901).

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1920 — 1939

Inherited on the death of his father, Sir Frederick Lucas Cook (1920).

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1939 — Unknown

Inherited on the death of his father, Sir Herbert Frederick Cook (1939).

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-1866

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The Flight into Egypt, François de Nomé, 1620, Oil on canvas, 135.2cm x 99.0cm



1946 — 1948

Painting had been sold through Christie's London in 1941 (no further information provided). The Durlacher Brothers purchased it from R. E. A. Wilson in 1946.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1948 — 1961

Sold to Kress as a painting by Monsu Desiderio.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Date not provided for the painting, but the lifespan of artist was 1593-after 1644. Kress Foundation #K-1540.

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Imaginary Landscape with the Pantheon and other Monuments of Ancient Rome, Giovanni Paolo Panini, 1737, Oil on canvas, 137.4cm x 98.9cm



Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided, but Cardinal Melchior de Polignac's lifespan was 1661-1741.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — 1782

Sold in his estate sale at his residence by Basan and Joullain, Paris, March 18-April 6, 1782 (no. 71) with its pendant.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided. The life span of Pierre Rousseau, painter and sculptor of Bruges, given as 1802-1857.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided.

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Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided. The life span of Marcell Nicolle given as 1871-1934.

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Unknown — Unknown

No dates provied. Dates for Count Renato Avogli-Trotti's life are 1875-1946.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1943 — 1952

Deaccessioned and returned to the Kress Foundation.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-1324

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


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Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain, Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, 1604, Oil on canvas, 101.9cm x 203.5cm



1604 — 1604

Commissioned portrait from Juan Pantoja de la Cruz.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1604 — Unknown

Presented to Álvarez by Margaret of Austria after November 25, 1604.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1896 — 1900

Inherited upon his father, John Stuart Bligh Darnley's death in 1900.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1900 — 1925

Inherited upon his father, Edward Henry Stuart Bligh Darnley's death in 1900. Sold in the Darnley sale at Christie's, London, in May 1925 (no. 14).

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1925 — 1925

On joint account with P. & D. Colnaghi, London. Knoedler's London no. 7440, New York no. 16177; Colnaghi's no. A1262.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1942 — 1949

Consigned to Duveen Brothers Inc. on March 13, 1942.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-1662

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Anton Francesco degli Albizzi, Sebastiano del Piombo, 1525, Oil on canvas, 98.7cm x 134.6cm



1684 — Unknown

By inheritance.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — 1805

Sold in his sale at Phillips, Son & Neale in London on April 5, 1805 (no. 52) as a painting by Sebastiano del Piombo and Michelangelo, Portrait of Lorenzo de'Medici.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided. Life span of the 4th Earl of Aberdeen is 1784-1860.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided. Life span of the 3rd Earl of Liverpool was 1784-1851.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided.

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1841 — 1882

Inherited the painting on the death of his father, Frederick John Monson, 5th Baron, in 1841.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1882 — 1888

Inherited the painting on the death of his father, William John Monson, 6th Baron, in 1882. Sold in Monson's sale at Christie's, London on May 12, 1888 (no. 15) as a portrait of Lorenzo de' Medici.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — 1927

Called "Portrait of a Senator"

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1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-2189

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The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Tanzio da Varallo, 1625 — 1630, Oil on canvas, 70.8cm x 56.5cm



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Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-1773.

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Tancred Baptizing Clorinda, Domenico Tintoretto, 1586 — 1600, Oil on canvas, 114.7cm x 168.4cm



Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided. Life span of Vincenzo I Gonzaga was 1562-1612. No precise location provided, although the Gonzagas owned a number of villas in Goito and the surrounding area, which were used as country houses.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

No dates provided. Life span of Douglas was 1864-1951.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — Unknown

Sold in their sale by Kende Galleries and Gimbel Brothers on January 2, 1945 (no. 1).

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1957 — 1961

Sold to Kress as a painting by Tintoretto.

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1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-2171

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The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Unknown, 1670 — 1700, Oil on canvas, 95.9cm x 60.0cm



Unknown — 1953

Previous owner listed as "Anonymous Collection, England"—no further information provided.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1953 — 1961

Sold to Kress as a painting by Pier Francesco Mola.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Artist information provided as Unknown Italian or French Artist. Kress Foundation #K-1951.

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The Nativity with Shepherds, Francesco Vecellio, 1519 — 1526, Oil on canvas, 174.0cm x 220.7cm



Unknown — 1807

Original commission. Church was suppressed (e.g. the parish was disbanded) in 1807. The provenance states that this painting was in the possession of the Chiesa di San Giuseppe beginning in 1507. This conflicts with the dates provided for the painting (1519-1526).

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1817 — Unknown

Painting by Titian.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — 1882

Sold in his sale at Christie's, London, on May 27, 1882 (no. 58) as a painting by Titian.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1882 — 1912

Purchased for Sir William James Farrer by William Dyer. Sold in Sir Farrer's sale at Christie's, London, on March 23, 1912 (no. 67) as a painting by Titian.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1920 — 1939

Inherited on the death of his father, Sir Frederick Lucas Cook (1920).

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1939 — Unknown

Inherited on the death of his father, Sir Herbert Frederick Cook (1939).

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1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-1571

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Portrait of a Young Woman as a Sibyl, Orazio Gentileschi, 1620, Oil on canvas, 73.0cm x 82.5cm



1951 — Unknown

Purchased the painting in an anonymous sale at Christie's London, June 22, 1951 (no. 88). Listed as a painting by Artemisia Gentileschi.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-1949

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A Maja with Two Toreros, Francisco de Goya, follower of, 1779 — 1780, Oil on canvas, 100.0cm x 183.2cm



1922 — Unknown

Spanish Ambassador to France

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-28

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


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Still Life with Fruit and Glassware, Juan van der Hamen y León, 1626, Oil on canvas, 112.4cm x 83.8cm



1655 — Unknown

Listed in a 1655 inventory.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1961 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-2176

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


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Portrait of a Boy Holding a Book, Unknown, 1560, Oil on panel, 55.8cm x 70.5cm



1961 — Present Day

Artist information provided as Central Italian; date for the painting provided as 1560s. No provenance information provided. Kress Foundation #K-94.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


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Saints Margaret and Catherine of Alexandria with Donatrix, Lombard Master, 1485, Tempera and gold leaf on panel, 57.2cm x 163.9cm



Unknown — 1911

Sold in his sale through Hôtel Drouot, Paris, December 13, 1911 (no. 95-96) as a painting by Benozzo Gozzoli.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — 1931

Sold in his sale through Mesing, Cassirer and Helbring, Munich, June 16, 1931 (lot 22) as a painting by Bonifazio Bembo.

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1934 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-202B

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The Holy Family with a Donatrix as St. Catherine of Alexandria, Lorenzo Lotto, after, 1540 — 1545, Oil on canvas, 94.6cm x 70.9cm



1929 — 1930

Sold to Kress as a painting by Lorenzo Lotto.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1930 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-H-1

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Saints Anthony Abbot and John the Baptist with a Donor, Lombard Master, 1485, Tempera and gold leaf on panel, 57.2cm x 163.9cm



Unknown — 1911

Sold in his sale through Hôtel Drouot, Paris, December 13, 1911 (no. 95-96) as a painting by Benozzo Gozzoli.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


Unknown — 1931

Sold in his sale through Mesing, Cassirer and Helbring, Munich, June 16, 1931 (lot 22) as a painting by Bonifazio Bembo.

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


1934 — Present Day

Kress Foundation #K-202A

by Rachel Hofer 12/22/2017


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