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Inscription

by artist, lower left in pen and brown ink: Sibili Eritrea; by artist, lower right in pen and brown ink: [not deciphered]

Provenance

Lt.-Col. William Stirling of Keir (sale, Sotheby & Co., London, 21 October 1963, part of lot 8 [Seven Sibyls]). (to P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London; inv. D26928); to Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York, 1966 (as Alonso Cano); Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.

Bibliography
1969
Perez Sanchez, Alfonso E. Catálogo de la colección de dibujos del Instituto Jovellanos de Gijón. Madrid, 1969: 143, under no. 337.

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: 183 (color).