Bacchiacca - A Lady with a Nosegay, about 1525

Bacchiacca (Florence, 1494 - 1557, Florence)

A Lady with a Nosegay, about 1525

Oil on linden panel, 57 x 43.8 cm (22 7/16 x 17 1/4 in.)


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Collection of William Rankin, New York.
Collection of the dealer Carlo Coppoli, Florence by 1901.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from Carlo Coppoli, Florence in February 1901 for £500 through Bernard Berenson (1865–1959), American art historian.


Catalogue. Fenway Court. (Boston, 1903), p. 12.
Arthur McComb. "Francesco Ubertini (Bacchiacca)." The Art Bulletin 8, no. 3 (March 1926), pp. 140-167, fig. 18.
Philip Hendy. Catalogue of Exhibited Paintings and Drawings (Boston, 1931), pp. 19-21.
Stuart Preston. "A Lady with a Nosegay" in Alfred M. Frankfurter (ed.). The Gardner Collection (New York, 1946), p. 23.
Sylvia Sprigge. Berenson, a Biography (Boston, 1960), pp. 183-85.
“Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 9, no. 37 (15 May 1966), p. 2. (excerpting Sylvia Sprigge, pp. 183-85)
Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, 1972), p. 13.
Philip Hendy. European and American Paintings in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1974), pp. 8-10.
Rollin van N. Hadley (ed.). The Letters of Bernard Berenson and Isabella Stewart Gardner 1887-1924 (Boston, 1987), pp. 235, 237, 246-248, 250-251, 260, 262-264, 295.
Hilliard Goldfarb. Imaging the Self in Renaissance Italy. Exploring Treasures in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum III. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1992), pp. 21-23, ill.
Hilliard Goldfarb et al. Italian Paintings and Drawings Before 1800 in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Unpublished manuscript. (Boston, 1996-2000).

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