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Inscription

on verso at bottom right in brown ink: Spilberger: on 18th-century mount at top right in red ink: No 1876, and in graphite: 30; at bottom left in brown ink: No 90 (90 crossed out) 53; at bottom right in graphite: Spilberger/XVIIe s.; on verso of mount at top in graphite: E.A. and P 16, and at top right: 25 (encircled)

Provenance

Salomon Gautier, Paris and Amsterdam (first half of 18th century) (Lugt 2978). (sale, Ader Picard Tajan, Paris, 17 June 1985, no. 46). Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2010
German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1580 - 1900, NGA, 2010, no. 6, under no. 7.
Bibliography
2003
Baljöhr, Ruth. Johann von Spillenberger 1628 - 1679, Ein Maler des Barock. Weissenhorn, 2003: 275, no. Z 45 (reprod.).