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Inscription

in later hand, lower left: Mr. Rogzer.; lower right verso: (Prestel, frankf a/m) / Vente Heimsoeth. / Cat. No.99. / 5mai 1879

Provenance

Prof. Dr. F. Heimsoeth, Bonn (sale, Prestel, Frankfurt-am-Main, 5 May 1879, no. 99); Alexander Emil Posonyi [1839-1899] (Lugt 159), Vienna; Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna [1836-1909] (Lugt 2773), Prague; (sale, H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, 6 May 1910, no. 33, as "Anonymous Netherlandish Master of the 15th century," reproduced). Princes of Liechtenstein, Vienna; purchased 20 April 1948 through (Walter Felichenfeldt, Zurich) by Lessing J. Rosenwald, Jenkintown, PA; [1] gift to NGA in 1950.

Exhibition History
1950
Rosenwald Collection. An Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions. Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1950. 11, 32, no. 25.
1960
Flanders in the Fifteenth Century. Art and Civilization, The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1960, 216-217, no. 60 (cat. of the exh., Masterpieces of Flemish Art: Van Eyck to Bosch).
2002
Early Netherlandish Drawings from Jan van Eyck to Hieronymus Bosch, Rubenshuis, Antwerp, 2002, no. 34, as Follower of Hugo van der Goes, ca. 1500.
Bibliography
1899
Kaemmerer, Ludwig. Memling. (Künstler-Monographien, ed. H. Knackfuss, vol. 39). Bielefeld/Leipzig, 1899, 130, note, reprod. 106, abb. 104.
1908
Schönbrunner, Josef and Josef Meder. Handzeichnungen alter Meister aus der Albertina und anderen Sammlungen. Vol. 12, Vienna, 1908: pl. 1390 (as Unknown Master).
1909
Voll, Karl. Memling, Des Meisters Gemälde in 197 Abbildungen. Stuttgart/Leipzig, 1909, reprod. p. XXVII.
1921
Conway, Martin. The Van Eycks and Their Followers. London, 1921, 245.
1924
Friedländer, Max J. Die Altniederländische Malerei. 14 vols., Berlin, 1924-1937. Berlin, 1926: 4:62-63, pl. 77 (as Van der Goes?). Republished in Leiden, 1934.
1927
Demonts, Louis. "L'Exposition d'Art flamand à la Royal Academy de Londres," Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 5th series, XV, May 1927, 277.
1930
Adler, Irene. "Hugo van de Goes. Kneeling Figure of St. Luke,"Old Master Drawings, V, no. 19, December, 1930, 54.
1938
Oettinger, Karl, "Das Rätsel der Kunst des Hugo van der Goes," Jahrbuch der kunsthistorischen Sammlungen in Wien, N.S. XII, 1938: 60, note 13.
1951
Boon, Karel G. "Naar aanleiding van tekeningen van Hugo van der Goes en zijn school." Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, 1950/1951, 93-94.
1953
Panofsky, Erwin. Early Netherlandish Painting. Its Origins and Character. Cambridge, Mass., 1953 (reprinted in 1958): 1:500, note 3.
1964
Winkler, Friedrich. Das Werk des Hugo van der Goes. Berlin, 1964, 229,277, reprod. 230, fig. 184.
1967
Friedländer, Max J. Early Netherlandish Painting. 14 vols. in 16. Brussels and Leiden, 1967-1976: 4(1969):37-38, 103, note 5, pl. 102-B (translation with comments of the 1926 edition).
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 658, no. 1035, color repro.
1998
Dhanens, Elisabeth. Hugo van der Goes. Antwerp, 1998, 378, nn. 166, 170.
2001
Panofsky, Erwin. Die altniederländische Malerei, Ihr Ursprung und Wesen. Translated by Jochen Sander and Stephan Kemperdick. Cologne, 2001: xxx, note 154.
2011
Weniger, Matthias. Sittow, Morros, Juan de Flandes: Drei Maler aus dem Norden am Hof Isabellas der Katholischen. Kiel, 2011: no. N94 (as circle of Memling).