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Provenance

Eugène Rodrigues (sale, Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 12-13 July 1921, no. 231, pl. LXXVII); to Steinmeyer; to Ludwig Rosenthal (Louis Randall); Robert Light; NGA purchase in 1971.

Exhibition History
1974
NGA Recent Acquisitions, 1974, no. 1.
1978
NGA Master Drawings 1978, p. 16.
1994
Fanciful Flourishes: Ornament in European Graphic Art and Related Objects, 1300-1800, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, as An Initial with a Standing Youth and Branch.
Bibliography
n.d.
Roland, Martin, and Andreas Zajic, "Les chartes médiévales enluminées dans les pays d'Europe centrale." Bibliothèque de l'École des Chartes 169 (2011): fig. 39b.
1938
Cauman, Samuel. "Two Drawings of Bohemian Alphabet Figures," Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, Studies of Master Drawings 8, no. 1 (November 1938): 4, 6-9.
1938
Parker, K. T. Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, Volume I, Netherlandish, German, French and Spanish Schools. Oxford, 1938: 167, no. 370 (as French, about 1300).
1940
Mongan, Agnes and Paul Sachs. Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art. Cambridge, Mass., 1940, under no. 366 (as German?, about 1300-1350).
1965
Memorial Exhibition, Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965]. Exh. cat. Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Mass.; Museum of Modern Art, New York. New York, 1965: no. 1 (as German, late 14th c.).
1976
Jenni, Ulrike. Das Skizzenbuch der internationalen Gotik in den Uffizien, der Übergang vom Musterbuch zum Skizzenbuch. Vienna, 1976, vol. 1: 70-72.
2000
Whiteley, Jon. Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings, Volume VII, French School. Oxford, 2000: 25-26, under no. 1, fig. 2.