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Inscription

inscribed (by another early hand?) in pen and black ink with Durer's monogram, partially cut; verso inscribed in graphite "Collection/du Comte Thibaudiau/Cat. No. 268).

Provenance

William Young Ottley [1771-1836], London; Sir Thomas Lawrence [1769-1830], London, (Lugt 2445); S.G. Liesching, Stuttgart; Count Adolphe-Narcisse Thibeaudeau [1795-1856], Paris; (sale Paris, 20-25 April 1857, 268); private collection, United States; purchased privately (via Robert Light) by NGA, 1972.

Exhibition History
1974
NGA Recent Acquisitions 1974, no. 3.
1978
NGA Master Drawings 1978, p. 20-21.
1984
German Drawings from a Private Collection. The British Museum, London and tour (Washington only), hors de catalogue.
1991
Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1991-1992, no. 109, repro.
1997
Six Centuries/Six Artists, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997.
2003
Albrecht Dürer, Albertina, Vienna, 2003, no. 22, repro.
2007
Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper, 1450 - 1700, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007
2013
Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2013 (exhibited hors catalogue).
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 7.
Bibliography
1973
White, Christopher. "An Oriental Ruler on His Throne and The Entombment: Two New Drawings by Albrecht Dürer." Master Drawings 11:4 (1973), 365-369, 372-374.
1974
Recent Acquistiions and Promised Gifts: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1974: 36-37.
1974
Strauss, Walter L. The Complete Drawings of Albrecht Dürer. 6 volumes. New York, 1974: I, no. 1495/18, 294-297.
1982
Strieder, Peter. Albrecht Dürer Paintings, Prints, Drawings. New York, 1982: fig. 126.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 658, no. 1037, color repro.
1987
Albrecht Durer oder Die Heimlichkeit der deutschen Ketzerei. Exh. cat. VCH, Weinheim, 1987: 30-35, 116-119.
1991
Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1991-1992: no. 109.
1992
National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 316, repro.
1995
Martinez, Benjamin and Jacqueline Block. Visual Forces: An Introduction to Design. 2nd edition, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1995: 107, fig. c.
2001
Mittler, Gene A. and James D. Howze. Creating and Understanding Drawings. New York, 2001: 46, fig. 3.10.
2003
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Alice Hoppe-Harnoncourt. Albrecht Dürer. Vienna, 2003: no. 22, 162.
2005
Michelman, Dorothea S. "A German Treasure Trove: The National Gallery of Art." German Life (June/July 2005): 43, repro.
2013
Robison, Andrew. "The Drawings of Albrecht Dürer." In exh. cat. Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2013: 20-25, repr. pp. 21-22 (recto and verso)(color).