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Inscription

verso, a red chalk sketch of the lower half of Christ's body supported by angels; inscribed at bottom center, brown ink, A: Carats. [illegible] Carraci/nacquit in Bologna 1560. ob: 1609/ Malvasia p:3 fol:357. Bellorio. f.o 19.

Provenance

Jacques Petithory, Paris (not in Lugt). (sale, Nouveau Drouot, Paris, 1-2 March 1983, no. 42, as "attributed to Lodovico Carracci). Private collection, Zurich; 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, 1995, no. 29.
1996
Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996, no. 29.
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2011, no. 35.