Sciacca, Sicily, 16th century; Gaetano Consiglio, Sciacca, until 1856; Marianna Consiglio, until 1865; Giuseppe Santacanale Denti, Palermo,
by 1865 ; Villa Santa Canale, Bagheria, Sicily; Sold, Knoedler & Co., New York, 1938 ; Acquired by the Putnam Foundation, 1951
-  The provenance of the Timken painting leads back to Sicily. Although the painting was traditionally thought to have been in the Santacanale family of Palermo from the fifteenth century up until the time it was sold to Knoedler and Company in 1938, Vincenzo Scuderi (“La collocazione originaria della Morte della Vergine attribuita a Petrus Christus, gia della collezione Santacanale a Palermio e ora a S. Diego di California,” in Antonello da Messina, Atti del convegno di studi tenuto a Messina, November 29–December 2, 1981 (Messina, 1981), pp. 101–10) has discovered that it belonged previously to the Consiglio family of Sciacca, a town on the south side of Sicily.
-  As of October 3, 2000, this item has not been registered a s stolen or missing on the Art Loss Register database. It is also not listed in the published source of World War II losses known to the Art Loss Register.