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Provenance

Probably Joris Vezeleer [d. 16 October 1570], Antwerp;[1] probably his widow, Margaretha Boghe [d. perhaps 20 August 1574], Antwerp.[2] Possibly Prince Karl Eusebius of Liechtenstein [d. 1684].[3] Prince Johann Adam Andreas of Liechtenstein [1657-1712], "Fideikommissgalerie," Vienna, by 1712, the year of his death; his nephew, Prince Emanuel of Lichtenstein [d. 1771], 1712-1722; Reigning Prince Josef Johann of Liechtenstein [d. 1732], Vienna, by 1722;[4] his son, Prince Johann Nepomuk, Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein [d. 1748], Vienna;[5] Reigning Princes of Liechtenstein; Prince Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein, Vienna, until 1945, afterward Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein; sold 1962 through (Marianne Feilchenfeldt, Zurich) to NGA.

Exhibition History
1948
Meisterwerke aus den Sammlungen des Fürsten von Liechtenstein, Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, 1948, no. 75.
2011
Joos van Cleve: Leonardo des Nordens [Joos van Cleve: Leonardo of the North], Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen, 2011, no. 49, fig. 72.
Bibliography
1767
Fanti, Vincenzio. Descrizzione Completa di Tutto ciò che Ritrovasi nella Galleria di Pittura e Scultura di Sua Altezza Giuseppe Wenceslao ... della Casa di Liechtenstein. Vienna, 1767: 91, no. 405, 451.
1780
Liechtenstein, François Joseph de. Description des Tableaux et des pièces de sculpture que renferme la gallerie de son altesse François Joseph ... de Liechtenstein. Vienna, 1780: 179, 181, nos. 586, 589.
1866
Waagen, Gustav. Die vornehmsten Kunstdenkmäler in Wien. Vienna, 1866: 279-280.
1873
Falke, J. Katalog der Fürstlich Liechtensteinischen Bilder-Galerie im Gartenpalais der Rossau, zu Wien. Vienna, 1873: 124, nos. 1077, 1079.
1916
Worp, Jacop Adolf, ed. De Briefwisseling van Constantijn Huygens. 6 vols. The Hague, 1916: 5:162-163.
1924
Friedländer, Max J. Die altniederländische Malerei 14 vols. 1924-1937. Berlin, 1931: 9:53, 144, no. 117. (English ed., 14 vols., 1967-1976. Leiden, 1972: 9:117, pls. 122-123.)
1925
Baldass, Ludwig. Joos van Cleve. Der Meister des Todes Mariä. Vienna, 1925: 21, nos. 37-38, figs. 41-42.
1927
Kronfeld, Adolf. Führer durch die Fürstlich Liechtensteinsche Gemäldegalerie in Wien. Vienna, 1927: 136, 138, nos. 704, 707.
1932
Denucé, Jan. The Antwerp Art-Galleries. Inventories of the Art-Collections in Antwerp in the 16th and 17th Centuries. The Hague, 1932: 6.
1948
Baldass, Ludwig. "Die niederländischen Bilder in der Liechtenstein-Galerie." Meisterwerke aus den Sammlungen des Fürsten von Liechtenstein. Exh. cat. Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, 1948: xxvii, 75.
1949
Denucé, Jan. Na Peter Paul Rubens. Documenten uit de Kunsthandel te Antwerpen in de XVIIe eeuw van Matthijs Musson. Antwerp, 1949: 127-128.
1955
Cairns, Huntington. "Report on the National Gallery of Art." Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary and Financial Report of the Executive Committee of the Board of Regents (1955): 208, pl. 12.
1955
Gerson, Horst. "Joos van Cleve." Oud Holland 70 (1955): 129-130, figs. 1-2.
1963
"Acquisti della National Gallery di Washington." Domus no. 406 (1963): 57, repro.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 305, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 29
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture: Illustrations (Companion to the Summary Catalogue, 1965). Washington, 1968: 22, no. 1663, repro.
1973
Regteren Altena, J.Q. van. "Rembrandts Persönlichkeit. Versuch einer Profilierung." Neue Beiträge zur Rembrandt-Forschung. Berlin, 1973: 186, pl. 37, fig. 150.
1974
Kerkhove, A. van den. "Joris Vezeller, Een Antwerps Koopman-Ondernemer van de XVIde Eeuw." Annalen, 63 Congres Sint-Niklaas-Waas 1974: 326-334, figs 1-2.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 72, repro.
1978
Hand, John Oliver. "Joos van Cleve: The Early and Mature Paintings." Ph.D. diss., Princeton University (1978): 18, 147-150, 299, no. 30, figs. 37-38.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 135, no. 130, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 92, repro.
1986
Hand, John Oliver and Martha Wolff. Early Netherlandish Painting. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, 1986: 57-62, repro. 59.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. Joos Van Cleve. The Complete Paintings. New Haven and London, 2004: 61, 129-130, no. 29, fig. 64B.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 124, no. 94, color repro.
Technical Summary

The panel consists of two boards joined vertically. Unlike 1962.9.1, the boards seem not to have been separated, and the dowels can be seen in the x-radiograph.

The painting is in very good condition. There is retouching along the join line, most apparent in the lower portion. Scattered areas of retouching are in both cheeks, the throat, the upper bodice, the kerchief, and the sitter's left hand.

At the bottom right there is a resinous circular seal that has been covered with black paint. At the top center of the reverse is a red, resinous seal; this and the seal on the front are the same as the seals of the house of Liechtenstein of 1733 that appear on 1962.9.1. Also on the reverse are a partially destroyed black circular resinous seal, a paper label from the Lucerne exhibition of 1948, and a black stamp.