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across bottom verso on mount: from Dr. Mead Collection

Provenance

Dr. Richard Mead; John Barnard (Lugt 1420); Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2445); (Samuel Woodburn, London); Lord Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere (Lugt 2710b); in his family, by descent (sale, Sotheby's, London, 5 December 1972, no. 54); (Yvonne Tan Bunzl); NGA purchase in 1973.

Exhibition History
1953
Drawings by Old Masters, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1953, no. 87.
1954
The Ellesmere Collection of Old Master Drawings, The Museums and Art Gallery, Leicester, 1954, no. 94.
1974
NGA Recent Acquisitions 1974, no. 15.
1976
Old Master Drawings from American Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976, pp. 82-83, 90, no. 107.
1978
NGA Master Drawings 1978, p. 38-39.
1989
Fürstenhöfe der Renaissance, Giulio Romano und die Klassische Tradition, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, pp. 184, 185, no. 109.
1989
Giulio Romano, Palazzo Te, Mantua, 1989, pp. 156, 161, 434.
1999
Giulio Romano: Master Designer, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery of Hunter College, New York, 1999, pp. 18, 20, 27, 82, 141, 142, no. 43.
Bibliography
1898
Catalogue of the Ellesmere Collection of Drawings at Bridgewater House. London, 1898: no.13.
1934
Bodmer, Heinrich. "Drawings by the Carracci: An Aesthetic Analysis," Old Master Drawings, no. 32 (March, 1934): p. 65 (as Agostino Carracci).
1974
D.W. [Daniel Wildenstein]. "La Chronique des Arts," Gazette des Beaux-Arts, no. 1261 (February 1974): 113, no. 371.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 662, no. 1048, color repro.