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Inscription

verso, upper left, black chalk: G. Gandolfi; lower center, graphite: No 1

Provenance

Jacques Petithory, Paris; Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1979
Zeichnungen Italienischer Meister aus den Sammlungen Schloos Fachsenfeld, Stiftung Ratjen Vaduz, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Kunstmuseum Lucerne, 1979, no. 37.
1995
Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz, Liechtensteinischen Staatlichen Kunstsammlung, Vaduz, 1995, no. 12.
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2011, no. 61.
Bibliography
1992
Bagni, Prisco. I Gandolfi: Affreschi, dipinti, bozzetti, disegni. Bologna(?), 1992: 364, no. 342.
1993
Cazort, Mimi. Bella Pittura: The Art of the Gandolfi. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock. Ottawa, 1993: 66, under no. 43.
1995
Biagi Maino, Donatella. Gaetano Gandolfi. Torino, 1995: fig. xxxvi.
2002
Turner, Nicholas. "La fusione dei media: la simbiosi tra disegno e pittura nell'opera dei Gandolfi." In Gaetano e Ubaldo Gandolfi: opere scelte. Exh. cat. Auditorium di San Lorenzo, Cento. Torino, 2002: 47, 96 (under no. 32), fig. 31.
2008
Benati, Daniele, ed. Il fascino dell'arte emiliana: dipinti e disegni dal XVI al XIX secolo. Exh. cat. Fondantico arte e antiquariato, Bologna. 2008: 112, 113 (under nos. 28, 29; entry by Donatello Biagi Maino).
2008
Sotheby's, New York, Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture. 24 January 2008: 324, fig. 1 (under no. 112).
2010
Christie's, London, Old Master and 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours Day. 7 July 2010: under no. 325.
2010
Christie's, New York, Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolors, Part I. 27 January 2010: 80, under no. 29.