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Provenance

From an album of drawings by della Bella assembled in the early 19th century owned by the 1st Earl of Gainsborough; by descent to his daughter and her husband, the 9th Earl of Southesk, Master of Kinnaird; by descent until 1946; (Arcade Gallery, London; drawings sold individually); Lodewijk Houthakker, Amsterdam (not in Lugt); (sale, Christie's New York, 25 January 2002, no. 11); purchased 2002 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1946
Stefano della Bella, Exhibition of 60 of His Drawings. Arcade Gallery, London, 1946, no. 40.
1976
De achtergrond belicht: Ontwerpen voor het theater 1580 - 1850, Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, Toneelmuseum, Amsterdam, 1976, no. 97.
Bibliography
1989
Furhing, P. Design into Art: Drawings for Architecture and Ornament, the Lodewijk Houthakker Collection. London, 1989: no. 657.