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Inscription

by a later hand, lower left in graphite: 2789J

Provenance

(Sotheby's, London, 1 July 1936, part of lot 95 [as Bellisario Corenzio]); Sir Robert Witt [1872-1952], London; Anthony Blunt [1907-1983], London; (Brian Sewell, London, 1968); Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York; bequest to NGA, 2008.

Exhibition History
1964
The Sir Anthony Blunt Collection. Courtauld Institute Galleries, London, 1964, no. 8 (as Belisario Corenzio, "Episode from the Life of Juan of Austria").
1991
Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Joseph F. McCrindle. The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, 1991, 72-73, no. 27 (as Corenzio)(cat. by Frederick A. den Broeder).
2012
The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2012, 40-41, no. 9 (entry by Oliver Tostmann).
Bibliography
1965
Vitzthum, Walter. Review of The Sir Anthony Blunt Collection. Master Drawings 3, no. 4 (Winter 1965): 405 (as Corenzio).
1982
Bean, Jacob, and Lawrence Turcic. 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1982: 66, under no. 54 (as Corenzio).
1992
"An Exhibition of Master Drawings Presented by Jean-Luc Baroni." Exh. cat. Colnaghi, New York and London. London, 1992: under no. 22.
1992
Di Giampaolo, Mario. "Balducci o Corenzio? Un'ipotesi." Kunst des Cinquecento in der Toskana (Italienische Forschungen erausgegeben vom Kunsthistorischen Institut in Florenz, Folge 3, Band 17). Edited by Monika Cämmerer. Munich, 1992: 332.
1994
Harris, Ann Sutherland. Review of Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Joseph F. McCrindle. Master Drawings 32, no. 1 (Spring 1994): 69.
2010
Di Giampaolo, Mario. "Balducci o Corenzio? Un'ipotesi." Reprint of 1992 article in Mario Di Giampaolo, Scritti dul disegno italiano 1971-2008. Edited by Cristiana Garofalo. Florence, 2010: 327.