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Inscription

lower center in pen and brown ink: PALAZO DE LO / INPERIALE

Provenance

August Grahl [1791-1868], Dresden (Lugt 1199);[1] Stephen Spector; (sale, New York, Christie's, 30 January 1997, no. 5, as circle of Dosso Dossi); NGA purchase (via David Tunick) in 1997.

Exhibition History
1964
Master Drawings from a Private Collection, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1964 (no catalogue).
1965
An Exhibition of Master Drawings: Fra Bartolomeo, 1475-1517, to John Singer Sargent, 1856-1925, from a private collection, Finch College Museum of Art, New York, 1965, no. 9 (as North Italian).
1967
Drawings from the Collection of Stephen Spector, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1967, no catalogue.
1969
Master Drawings from the Stephen Spector Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1969, no. 4 (as North Italian).
1976
Old Master Drawings from American Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976, no. 79 (as Dosso Dossi?).
Bibliography
1962
Van Schaack, Eric. Master Drawings in Private Collections. New York, 1962: 77, no. 30 (as North Italian).
1970
Marchini, Giuseppe. "Il Problema dell'Imperiale." Commentari 21 (1970): 88, note 30, repr. 68, fig. 3 (as Venetian, possibly Dosso or an architect).
1971
Pinelli, Antonio, and Orietta Rossi. Genga Architetto: aspectti della cultura urbinate del primo 500. Rome, 1971: 192, note 47, 270, 380, tav. a (as anonymous Italian, 16th century, Dosso Dossi?).