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Inscription

signed, dated, and numbered by artist, on three clouds at lower right in pen and brown ink: 1562 / 4 / M. Heemskerck / inventor; by unknown hand [old Dutch script], across middle verso in graphite: Historie van Job/no 30--van Heemskercke

Provenance

(P. & D. Colnaghi, London, by 1958); Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York, 1958; bequest to NGA, 2008.

Exhibition History
1991
Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Joseph F. McCrindle. The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1991, no. 73 (cat. by Frederick A. den Broeder).
2012
The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2012, 28-29, no. 3 (entry by Rozemarijn Landsman).
Bibliography
1993
Veldman, Ilja M., compiler. The New Hollstein. Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings, and Woodcuts 1450-1700. Maarten van Heemskerck. Edited by Ger Luitjen. 2 parts. Roosendaal, 1993-1994: pt. 1, 140 (under no. 164).
1994
Harris, Ann Sutherland. Review of Frederick A. den Broeder. Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Joseph F. McCrindle. Master Drawings 32, no. 1 (Spring 1994): 68.