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Inscription

bottom right, brown ink, II; bottom left of mount, brown ink, by William Esdaile, 190-2-1803+; center of mount, brown ink, by Thomas Thane, The Death of St. Francis; bottom center of mount, brown ink, by Pierre-Jean Mariette, Bernadin Poccetti; verso of mount, bottom left, brown ink, by Esaile, WE 1803 P_b N 194, and bottom center, brown ink, Formerly in the coll.n of Mariette; verso of mount, center, graphite, by Thane, T Th; verso of mount, upper right, graphite, Similaire/catalogue dessin/Ashmolean Museum/pl. CX. Bernardino Poccetti; below, by Jacques Petothory, coll. W. Esdaile (1758-1837)/ Lgt 2617/ th. thane (1782-1846)/ Lgt 2433/L'inscription à la main "The Death of/St. Francis" est de Th. Thane / cf. catalogue Vente Christie's/29-6-71-no.109.

Provenance

Pierre-Jean Mariette, Paris [1694 - 1774] (Lugt 1852); (his sale, Paris, 1775, no. 607); LeBrun. William Esdaile, London [1758 - 1837] (Lugt 2617); (his sale, Christie's London, 18 June 1840, no. 29; Mr. Sheath. Thomas Thane, London [1782 - 1846] (Lugt 2433). Jacques Petithory, Paris (not in Lugt). Private collection, Boston; Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1971
Dessins du XVIe et du XVIIe siècle dans les collections privées françaises. Galerie Claude Aubry, Paris, 1971, no. 82.
1995
Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz. Liechtensteinischen Staatlichen Kunstsammlung, Vaduz. Bern, 1995, no. 21.
1996
Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996, no. 21.
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2011, no. 25.
Bibliography
1972
Bean, Jacob. Review of "Dessins français et italiens du XVIe et du XVIIe siècle..." Master Drawings 10, no. 2 (Summer 1972): 164.
1977
Thiem, Christel. Florentiner Zeichner des Frühbarock. Munich, 1977: 269, 271, note 6 (under no. 11), pl. 228.
1980
Hamilton, Paul G. Disegni di Bernardino Poccetti. Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence, 1980: 80, 90-92, under nos. 77-79.
1980
MacAndrew, Hugh. Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings, Volume III, Italian Schools: Supplement. Oxford, 1980: 272 under no. 471.