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Inscription

On mount at top center in white chalk: N.69, and at lower center, BASTIANINO; on verso at center in blue ballpoint (vertically), by a descendant of Juan and Felix Bernasconi: Maria [illeg.] de Bernasconi/1977; across bottom in graphite: Sebastiano Filippi detto il Bastianino 1532-1602

Provenance

Carlo Prayer, Milan [1826 - 1900] (Lugt 2044). Juan and Felix Bernasconi, 1977 (not in Lugt); by descent; (sale, Christie's London, 7 July 1987, no. 70); (Stephen Somerville Ltd., London); Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1988
Exhibition of Watercolours, Drawings & Paintings. Stephen Somerville Ltd. at Bernheimers. London, 1988, no. 2.
1995
Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz. Liechtensteinischen Staatlichen Kunstsammlung, Vaduz. Bern, 1995, no. 16.
1996
Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996, no. 16.
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2011, no. 12.
Bibliography
2005
Di Giampaolo, Mario. "Cesare Franchi detto il Pollino," in Amma Maria Ambrosini Massari and Marina Cellini, Nel segno di Barocci: Allievi e seguaci tra Marche, Umbria, Siena. Milan, 2005: 317.