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Provenance

Library of the monastery of the Padri Somaschi, Santa Maria della Salute, Venice. Count Leopoldo Cicognara. Antonio Canova; by descent to his half-brother, Monsignor Giovanni Battista Sartori-Canova. Francesco Pesaro, Venice, until 1842; Col. Edward Cheney, Badger Hall, Shropshire (1803 - 1884) (see Lugt 444); by descent to his brother-in-law, Col. Alfred Capel Cure, Blake Hall, Essex. (sale, Sotheby's London, 29 April 1885, no. 1024); Parsons. William Fagg, Sydenham. Messrs. B. T. Batsford, London. (sale, Christie's London, 14 July 1914, lot 49); (E. Parsons & Sons, London) (see Lugt supplement, 2881). (Savile Gallery, London). Franz Koenigs, Haarlem (1881 - 1941) (Lugt 1023a). D. G. van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Dr. Max J. Friedländer, Amsterdam; (his sale, Paul Brandt, Amsterdam, 17 March 1959, no. 29). Marianne Feilchenfeldt, Zurich; Ursula and Adolf Ratjen, Vaduz; Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1977
Stiftung Ratjen. Italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts, Graphische Sammlung, Munich; Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf; Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart. Munich, 1977, 218, no. 100 (entry by Maria Santifaller).
1979
Zeichnungen Italienischer Meister aus den Sammlungen Schloss Fachsenfeld, Stiftung Ratjen Vaduz, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München. Kunstmuseum Lucerne, 1979, 54, no. 87.
1995
Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz. Liechtensteinischen Staatlichen Kunstsammlung, Vaduz. Bern, 1995, no. 41.
1996
Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996, no. 41.
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2011, no. 50.
Bibliography
1978
Ebertshäuser, Heidi. "Die Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz." Graphische Kunst 10 (1978): 7, 8.
1983
Byam Shaw, James. The Italian Drawings of the Frits Lugt Collection. 3 vols. Paris, 1983, 1: 290, note 4 (under no. 278).