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Inscription

by Jonathan Richardson, Sr., on mount, lower center, in pen and brown ink, Cav.r Bernini; by later hand on mount, lower right in graphite, 11 [circled]/ 161; by later hand on mount, lower right, in pen and brown ink, 157; by later hand on mount verso, upper right, in pen and brown ink, 2W30; by later hand on mount verso, upper center, in pen and brown ink, 1741; by later hand on mount verso, lower center right, in graphite, D27599 / L.1990.159.99; by later hand on mount verso, lower right, in graphite, very good / Duke of Argyle Lot 90

Marks and Labels

stamp (black): RH. [L. 2214]

Provenance

Richard Houlditch [d. 1736; Lugt 2214], London; Jonathan Richardson, Sr [1665-1745; Lugt 2995 (his handwritten inscription on the "Richardson" mount made for him by his son](as Bernini); Duke of Argyll (?)(possibly his sale, Christie's, London, 21-23 May 1798, lot 90). (P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London, by 1964; as Bernini); Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York, 1964; gift to NGA , 2010.

Exhibition History
1991
Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Joseph F. McCrindle. The Art Museum, Princeton University, and elsewhere. Princeton, 1991, 118-119, no. 50 (as Ciro Ferri)(entry by Frederick A. den Broeder).
Bibliography
2012
Grasselli, Margaret M., and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., eds. The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2012: 181 (color).