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Inscription

by later hand, center verso in graphite: 90; by later hand, lower center verso in graphite: D29883(2)C1=0

Marks and Labels

various modern graphite inscriptions on verso

Provenance

Charles Gasc [1818-1869], Paris (Lugt 543); Charles Molinier, Toulouse [1845-1910] (Lugt 2917); Tolentini; André de Hevesy, Paris (exh. Matthiesen Ltd., London, Feb.-April 1939, no. 93); Edward Holland-Martin, Esq. (sale, Christie's, London, 20 May 1966, no. 104, as School of Giovanni Bellini); (sale, Christie's, London, 22 November 1966, no. 133, as School of Giovanni Bellini); (P. & D. Colnaghi, London, 1966, no. 3); Denys Sutton [1917-1991], London, and by descent (sale, Christie's, New York, 30 January 1997 no. 2); purchased (via Colnaghi Drawings, London) by NGA, 1997.

Exhibition History
1939
Exhibition of Venetian Paintings and Drawings Held in Aid of Lord Baldwin's Fund for Refugees, Matthiesen, Ltd., London, 1939, no. 93 (as Sebastiano del Piombo).
1969
Old Master and English Drawings, P. & D. Colnaghi, London, 1969, no. 3 (Venetian School, late fifteenth century).
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 2.
Bibliography
1942
Dussler, Luitpold. Sebastiano del Piombo. Basel, 1942: 197, no. 244 (as not by Sebastiano del Piombo).
1944
Tietze, Hans, and Erika Tietze-Conrat. The Drawings of the Venetian Painters in the 15th and 16th Centuries. New York, 1944: no. 350, pl. XXXIV (as School of Giovanni Bellini).
1962
Heinemann, Giovanni Bellini 1(1962): 76, no. 272; 2(1962): fig. 116; 3(1991): 84, no. 343.
1991
Heinemann, Fritz. Giovanni Bellini e i Belliniani, Vol. III. Supplemento e Ampliamenti. Hildesheim, 1991: 32, no. 343