Benedetto Pagni (Italian, Pescia, active by 1524–died 1578)
Oil on wood
46 1/4 x 30 3/4 in. (117.5 x 78.1 cm)
Gift of Alice Borland Wilson, 1956
Not on view
Sir Francis Sharp Powell, Horton Old Hall, Bradford, Yorkshire (until d. 1911; his estate, 1911–29; his estate sale, Sotheby's, London, November 27, 1929, no. 33, as by Lotto, for £560 to Leger); [Leger, London, and Norton, Palm Beach, from 1929]; [Norton, Palm Beach, until about 1934]; ?[Karl Freund Arts Inc., New York, in about 1938]; by family descent, probably from her father, to Alice Borland (Mrs. Orme) Wilson, New York (until 1956)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Florentine Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum," June 15–August 15, 1971, no catalogue.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed," December 6, 2001–March 17, 2002, no. 136.
Federico Zeri with the assistance of Elizabeth E. Gardner. Italian Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Florentine School. New York, 1971, p. 208, ill., attribute it to Zacchia, relating it to his portrait of a musician (Musée du Louvre, Paris); date it about 1530 on the basis of the costume.
Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972, pp. 212, 527, 609.
Robert Simon. Letter to Everett Fahy. February 2, 1987, suggests an attribution to Benedetto Pagni.