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Inscription

by artist, lower center in pen and dark brown ink: FA (in monogram); by later hand, lower left in pen and black ink: a Del Magno; by later hand on mount, upper right in pen and red ink: 141.; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: l/-/-; by later hand on mount, lower left to lower center in pen and brown ink: Felice Albides Spagnolo fece. / S. Giovanni Battista nel deserto.; by same hand on mount, lower center to lower right in pen and brown ink: Acquistato del Sig r(in superscript). Gaetano Botticelli Pittore.; lower left embossed on red plastic: FI6; by later hand, lower right in graphite: Del Magno Collection

Provenance

Gaetano Botticelli (according to note on mount). Del Magno Collection (according to inscription). Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.

Exhibition History
2012
The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2012, 102-103, no. 40 (entry by Andaleeb Banta).