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Provenance

Benjamin West; Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2445); (Samuel Woodburn); Lord Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere (Lust 2710b); by descent in his family (sale, Sotheby's, London, 5 December 1972, no. 48); (Richard Day, London); NGA purchase in 1973.

Exhibition History
1836
Fifth Exhibition. Julio Romano, Francesco Primaticcio, Leonardo da Vinci and Perino del Vaga, The Lawrence Gallery, London, 1836, no. 13 (catalogue by Samuel Woodburn).
1954
The Ellesmere Collection of Old Master Drawings, The Museums and Art Gallery, Leicester, 1954, no. 100.
1974
Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1974, p. 200.
1979
The Draftsman's Eye, Late Italian Renaissance Schools and Styles, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1979 (the catalogue published in 1981), pp. 54, 88-89, no. 63 (as after Giulio Romano)(catalogue for the exhibition held in Cleveland in 1979).
1989
Fürsthöfe der Renaissance, Giulio Romano und die Klassische Tradition, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1989, p. 164, no. IV/61.
1989
Giulio Romano, Palazzo Te, Mantua, 1989, p. 405.
Bibliography
1898
Catalogue of the Ellesmere Collection of Drawings at Bridgewater House. London, 1898: no. 50.
1958
Hartt, Frederick. Giulio Romano. New Haven, 1958, 1: 185, 301, no. 227.
1983
Shearman, John. Early Italian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen. Cambridge, 1983: 123.