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Inscription

in unknown hand, lower right: da Cav. Bernini

Provenance

(Wildenstein and Co., New York); Mr. [d. 1970] and Mrs. Lester Francis Avnet, Great Neck, Long Island, NY; purchased 19 October 1971 by NGA.



Exhibition History
1958
A Comprehensive Exhibition of Drawings and Watercolors, Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1958, no. 14 (checklist).
1967
Drawings from New York Collections, II. The Seventeenth Century in Italy, The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1967, no. 67 (Felice Stampfle and Jacob Bean)
1968
Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Lester Francis Avnet, circulated by the American Federation of Arts, New York, 1968, no. 4 (reproduced on the cover).
1974
NGA Recent Acquisitions 1974, no. 33.
1976
Old Master Drawings from American Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976, no. 118 (Ebria Feinblatt).
1978
NGA Master Drawings 1978, p. 70.
1983
Italian Portrait Drawings, 1400-1800, from North American Collections. Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN, and elsewhere, 1983-1984, 25 (Adelheid Gealt).
Bibliography
1958
"Reviews and Previews," Art News 57 (Summer 1958): 17.
1967
Fagiolo dell'Arco, Maurizio and Marcello. Bernini: una introduzione al gran teatro del barocco. Rome, 1967: 248c.
1968
Bennett, Mary Lee. Drawings from the Collection of David Daniels. Exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 1968: under no. 7.
1969
Zeri, Federico. "Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Un marmo dimenticato e un disegno." Paragone 9, no. 115 (1969): 63-64, pl. 42.
1971
Dessins français et italiens du XVIe et du XVIIe siècle dans les collections privées françaises. Exh. cat. Galerie Claude Aubry, Paris, 1971: under no. 13.
1971
Harris, Ann Sutherland, ed. Selected Drawings of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. New York, 1971: vii, xiv, no. 9.
1981
Martinelli, Valentino. Bernini disegni. Florence, 1981: VII.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 671, no. 1070, color repro.