St. Christopher

Attributed to Giovanni Antonio Pordenone (Italian, 1483–1539)
St. Christopher, ca. 1515–1520

Oil on canvas
69 ½ x 29 ¼ in. (176.5 x 74.3 cm); frame: 78 ½ x 39 in. (199.4 x 99.1 cm)
Samuel H. Kress Study Collection, 62.152

Provenance

unknown dates, Franck Collection, Rome

unknown dates, Moroli Collection, Rome

?-1937, Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi (1878-1955) Collection, Florence/Rome. Sold to Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955) on June 16, 1937

1937-1939, Collection of Samuel H. Kress, New York

1939-1952, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Gift of Samuel H. Kress. Deaccessioned in 1952 and returned to Samuel H. Kress Foundation

1952-1961, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York

1961, Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to the Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington

Exhibitions

1941-1952, Exhibited in the Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

April 4–May 13, 1984, “Italian Art at the Indiana University Art Museum,” IU Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana (cat. no. 1)

October 16, 2011-January 15, 2012, "Shared Treasures: The Legacy of Samuel Kress," Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Remarks

Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.