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Inscription

Lower right, brown ink: Steffanino della Bella; on verso of mount at lower center in brown ink: Stefano Della Bella/born at Florence in 1610 Died at Ditto in 1662/aged 54; above that in graphite: No. 10 + 1; and at lower right: 288.

Provenance

Sir Bruce Ingram, Chesham (1877 - 1963) (Lugt 1405a). Carl Winter. Mrs. Don Forrest. (sale, Sotheby's London, 5 December 1977, no. 10). (Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London); Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1959
Exhibition of 17th Century Italian Drawings. Fitzwilliam Musuem, Cambridge, 1959, no. 3 (not reproduced).
1972
Italian 17th Century Drawings from British Private Collections, The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh, 1972, no. 107.
1991
Italian Drawings. Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London and New York, 1991-1992, no. 16.
1995
Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz, Liechtensteinischen Staatlichen Kunstsammlung, Vaduz, 1995, no. 23.
1996
Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996, no. 23.
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2011, no. 31.
Bibliography
1972
Holloway, James. Review of "Italian Seventeenth-Century Drawings from British Private Collections." The Burlington Magazine 114, no. 835 (October 1972): 730, fig. 110.