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Provenance

Professor Jean Cantacuzino, Bucharest (1863 - 1934); by inheritance to his son, Alexandre Cantacuzino, Bucharest and Constantinople (1901 - 1980)(1); his heirs through mid 1980s; (sold to the antiquarian booksellers, Gilhofer and Ranschburg, Lucerne); Private collection, Northern Germany, 1987; (purchased by Jörn Günther, Hamburg, 2000); German private collection (sale, Sotheby's London, 8 July 2004, no. 21); purchased 2004 by NGA.

(1) See provenance notes in object file.

Exhibition History
2004
Six Centuries of Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2004 - 2005
2012
The Early Dürer, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, 2012.
Bibliography
1936
Winkler, Friedrich. Die Zeichnungen Albrecht Dürers. 2 vols. Berlin, 1936: 1: no. 206 (as Albrecht Dürer).
1971
Albrecht Dürer, 1471-1971, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, 1971: 388, under no. 718.
1974
Strauss, Walter. The Complete Drawings of Albrecht Dürer. 6 vols. New York, 1974: VI: 2960, no. XW206 (as workshop of Dürer), and 2954, under no. XW203.
1988
Rowlands, John. The age of Dürer and Holbein: German Drawings 1400 - 1550. London, 1988: 70 (as Dürer).
1991
Scholz, Hartmut. Entwurf und Ausführung, Werkstattpraxis in her Nürnberger Glasmalerei der Dürerzeit. Berlin, 1991 (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Deutschland Studien Band 1), 41, 43, 44, n. 135, 45, nn. 142, 144, 46, fig. 49.
1993
Rowlands, John. Drawings by German Artists. 2 vols. London, 1993: 1:66 (as by Dürer).
2000
Butts, Barbara; Lee Hendrix, et al. Painting on Light: Drawings and Stained Glass in the Age of Dürer and Holbein, 98, 99, 100, n. 2, fig. 14 (as Albrecht Dürer).
2002
Koreny, Fritz. "Albrecht Dürer oder Hans Schäufelein? Eine Neubewertung des 'Benediktmeisters,'" Zeitschrift des Deutschen Vereins für Kunstwissenschaft 56/57 (2002-2003): 145, 147, 150, 153, 155, 157, 158, 160, figs. 9, 18, 29.