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Inscription

probably by William Gibson, across top verso in brown ink: Anniball Carrazio .7.2.

Provenance

Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680)[Lugt 2092], London; probably William Gibson (died 1703; the notation on the verso similar to those found on other drawings from his collection); (Yvonne Tan Bunzl, London, by 1973); purchased by NGA, 1975.



Exhibition History
1975
Old Master Drawings and French Drawings of the 19th Century, Yvonne tan Bunzl, London, 1975, no. 5.
1982
Bolognese Drawings in North American Collections, National Gallery, Ottawa, 1982, no. 21 (Mimi Cazort and Catherine Johnston).
1984
Correggio and His Legacy, Sixteenth-Century Emilian Drawings, National Gallery, Washington and tour, 1984, no. 118 (Diane De Grazia).
1984
Correggio e il suo lascito, disegni del cinquecento emiliano, Palazzo della Pilotta, Parma, 1984, no. 118.
Bibliography
1973
"Notable Works of Art now on the Market," The Burlington Magazine, 115, no. 849, (December 1973): between pp. 842 and 843, plate XXV, ill.
1982
Bohn, Babette. "The Drawings of Ludovico Carracci," unpublished doctoral dissertation, Columbia University, 1982: 202, no. 57, and 203, under no. 58.