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Provenance

Pierre Crozat [1665-1740], Paris. Pierre-Jean Mariette, Paris [1694 - 1774](Lugt 1852). Marquis de Lagoy, Aix en Provence [1764 - 1829] (Lugt 1710). Thomas Dimsdale London [1758 - 1823](Lugt 2426). Sir Thomas Lawrence, London [1769 - 1830](Lugt 2445). Lord Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, London [1800 - 1857] (Lugt 2710b), and by descent; (his sale, Sotheby's London, 5 December 1972, no. 17); Herbert List, Munich (not in Lugt); Ursula and Adolf Ratjen, for Wolfgang Ratjen; Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1836
Fifth Exhibition, Julio Romano, Francesco Primaticcio, Leonardo da Vinci, and Pierino del Vaga, Collected by Sir Thomas Lawrence..., The Lawrence Gallery, London, 1836, no. 12.
1989
Fürstenhöfe der Renaissance: Giulio Romano und die klassische Tradition. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Neue Burg. Vienna, 1989, 151, 153, no. IV/84 (essay by Konrad Oberhuber).
1989
Giulio Romano, Palazzo Te, Palazzo Ducale, Mantua. Milan, 1989, 426 (entry by Konrad Oberhuber).
1995
Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Liechtensteinischen Staatlichen Kunstsammlung, Vaduz, 1995, no. 1.
1996
Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996, no. 1 (David Lachenmann).
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2011, no. 1.
Bibliography
1958
Hartt, Frederick. Giulio Romano. New Haven, 1958, 1: 89, 295, no. 141, 2: fig. 151.
2007
Giordano, Sebastiano. Una nuova lettura dell'allegorismo cinquecentesco. "Igne Natura Renovatur Integra: Dal chaos alla Redenzione" in Giulio Romano. in Atti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, series 9, vol. 21, fasc. 2. Rome, 2007: 433, fig. 75.