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Inscription

signed and dated on stone ledge to the left of the marmot's tail, dark brown ink, JACOPO LIGOZZI FACIEBAT.1605.; verso, upper left, black ink, 416; verso upper center, graphite, signed iacopo Ligozzi faciebat 1605; verso upper right, graphite, S23/3600

Provenance

(sale, Sotheby's London, 13 December 1973, no. 23); Herbert List [1903-1975] (Lugt 4063), Munich; Ursula and Adolf Ratjen, Vaduz, for Wolfgang Ratjen; Wolfgang Ratjen [1943-1997], Vaduz and 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, no. 45 (Richard Harprath).
1979
Zeichnungen Italienischer Meister aus den Sammlungen Schloss Fachsenfeld, Stiftung Ratjen Vaduz, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München. Kunstmuseum Lucerne, 1979, no. 116.
1995
Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz. Liechtensteinischen Staatlichen Kunstsammlung, Vaduz. Bern, 1995, no. 19.
1996
Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996, no. 19.
2010
Arcimboldo, 1526-1593: Nature and Fantasy, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Palazzo Reale, Milan, 2010-2011, brochure no. 24, fig. 9 (shown only in Washington).
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2011, no. 22.
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 39.
Bibliography
1977
Stiftung Ratjen. Italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts. Munich, 1977: 102-103.
1995
Lachenmann, David. Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz. Vaduz, 1995: no. 19.
1996
Lachenmann, David. Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. Exh. cat. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996: no. 19.
2001
Lachenmann, David. "Wolfgang Ratjen as Collector." Master Drawings 39 (2001): 108 and fig. 2.
2010
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. "Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1530-1800." National Gallery of Art Bulletin 43 (Fall 2010): 39 (color).
2011
Italian Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection 1525-1835. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2011: 58-59.
2014
Jacopo Ligozzi: "pittore universalissimo". Exh. cat. Sillabe, Livorno, 2014: 33, 35, 37.