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Inscription

lower center in brown ink: S. Bartolomeo tag Ao 95 Monachi CM (in monogram); by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: (not deciphered) 5055 / No. 25191; by later hand, lower center verso in graphite: Maurer Maurer.; by later hand, lower right verso in blue pencil: 317

Provenance

Rolas du Rosey collection (sale, Weigel, Leipzig, 5 September 1864, no. 5386, as Murer); Boguslaw Jolles, Dresden and Vienna (Lugt 381)(sale, Helbing, Munich, 31 October 1895, no. 374, as C. Murer); (sale, Weinmüller, Munich, 9-10 May 1939, no. 317, as C. Maurer). Kurt Meissner, Zurich. (C. G. Boerner, Inc., New York); NGA purchase in 2004.



Bibliography
1983
Geissler, Heinrich. "Die Zeichnungen des Augsburger Bildhauers Caspar Meneller." Münchner Jahrbuch der Bildenden Kunst 34 (1983): fig. 13, 72-73.
1997
Rom in Bayern, Kunst und Spiritualität der ersten Jesuiten, exh. cat. Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, 1997: 397, under no. 97.