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Inscription

lower right in pen and brown ink: Johannes Episcopium; by later hand on mount, upper center verso in graphite: Bisschops; by later hand on mount, upper right verso in graphite: 52; by later hand on mount, upper right verso in pen and blue ink: B.28; by later hand on mount, lower right verso in graphite: Jan de Bisschops / Saint [Peter?] [?] Sapphira / [Sigund?] / Coll. [Jonathan] Richardson Sen (his mount). / Dionis Muilman (according to JG van Gelder 1970 / Denis Mahon points out that this is a / record of a lost composition by / Guercino; by later hand on mount, lower right verso in graphite: A0112; by later hand on mount, lower right verso in graphite: Mc1035; by later hand on mount, lower right verso in graphite: L? 280; by later hand on mount, lower right verso in graphite: 16 (in circle); by later hand on mat, lower center in pen and brown ink: J. Bischope

Provenance

Jonathan Richardson, Sr. [1665-1745], London (according to note on mount). Dionis Muilman (according to note on mount). (Brian Sewell, London); Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York, 1977; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.

Bibliography
2012
Grasselli, Margaret M., and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., eds. The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2012: 172 (color).