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Inscription

lower left, brown ink, Ventura Salimbeni (erased); bottom of mount, gray ink, Dessein p.r le tableau de la Naissance de la S.t V.ge que le Ch.r Vanni a fait p.r l'eg.e des Rel.x de la Mere de J.C. de luques/no. 29; lower right , brown ink, #.o 7; verso of mount, upper right, brown ink, #.o 7; verso of mount, center, graphite, G. Usslaub/1881.; verso of mount, lower left, graphite, Ventura Salimbeni

Provenance

Paignon-Dijonval, France. George Usslaub, Marseille (born 1845) (Lugt 1221). Jacques Petithory, Paris (not in Lugt). Private collection, Geneva; Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1995
Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz. Liechtensteinischen Staatlichen Kunstsammlung, Vaduz. Bern, 1995, no. 15.
1996
Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996, no. 15.
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2011, no. 23.