Portrait of a Lady
Artist: circle of Nicolò dell' Abate (Modena, ca. 1509 - 1571, Fontainebleau)
This painting was part of the group of works donated by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to the Museum of Art, Science and Industry in Bridgeport, CT in 1962. When that museum became the Discovery Museum in the early 1990's, the Kress paintings were transferred to Fairfield University, where they formed the core of what would become the Fairfield University Art Museum.
Fairfield University Art Museum, Fairfield, Connecticut, ekphrasis i: Jeanne Delarm-Nori (MFA'12), June 15- September 15, 2011
(Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878-1955] Rome-Florence); sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 1 July 1950 as Niccolo dell' Abate; gift 1962 to the Museum of Art, Science and Industry, Bridgeport, CT; gift 2002 to the Bellarmine Museum of Art, Fairfield University [now called the Fairfield University Art Museum], no. K1751.
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