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Provenance

Jonathan Richardson, Sr., London (1665 - 1745)(Lugt 2184). Sir Thomas Lawrence. Sir J. C. Robinson, London (1824 - 1913) (Lugt 1433). John Malcolm. The Hon. A. E. Gathorne-Hardy; Geoffrey Gathorne-Hardy; the Hon. Robert Gathorne-Hardy; (his sale, Sotheby's London, 24 November 1976, no. 15); Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased by NGA, 2007

Exhibition History
1969
Italian 16th-Century Drawings from British Private Collections, The Merchants' Hall, Edinburgh, 1969, 34, no. 71.
1971
Loan Exhibition of Drawings by Old Masters from the Collection of Mr. Geoffrey Gathorne-Hardy, P. & D. Colanaghi, Ltd., London; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1971 and 1972, no. 23, pl. XVII.
1977
Stiftung Ratjen. Italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts. Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich; Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf; Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart. Munich, 1977, 144, no. 66 (entry by Richard Harprath).
1979
Zeichnungen Italienischer Meister aus den Sammlungen Schloss Fachsenfeld, Stiftung Ratjen Vaduz, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München. Kunstmuseum Lucerne, 1979, 26, no. 37.
1992
Drawing in Bologna, 1500-1600. Courtauld Institute Galleries, London, no. 48.
1995
Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz. Liechtensteinischen Staatlichen Kunstsammlung, Vaduz. Bern, 1995, no. 12.
1996
Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996, no. 12.
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2011, no. 2.
Bibliography
1869
Robinson, J. C. Descriptive Catalogue of the Drawings by the Old Masters, Forming the Collection of John Malcolm of Poltalloch, Esq.. London, 1869: 97, no. 231.
1902
Descriptive Catalogue of Drawings ... in the Possession of the Hon. A. E. Gathorne-Hardy. London, 1902: no. 19.

2001
Un siècle de dessin à Bologne, 1480-1580: De la Renaissance à la réforme tridentine. Musée du Louvre. Paris, 2001: 65, under no 16 (entry by Marzia Faietti)(Italian ed: Il Cinquecento a Bologna: Disegni dal Louvre e dipinti a confronto. Pinacoteca Nazionale e Sale delle Belle Arti, Bologna. Milan, 2002).
2009
Turner, Nicholas. Drawn to Italian Drawings: The Goldman Collection. The Art Institute of Chicago. New Haven and London, 2009: 73, 303, under no. 21.