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Inscription

in later hand, lower center on mount in brown ink: Claude.; initialed by John Barnard in brown ink at lower right: J.B.; verso, in J. Barnard's hand at upper right in brown ink: J.B. No. 774. /10 1/2 by 8; inscribed in another hand in brown ink at lower left: g_gS and in pen and brown ink at lower right: AW; numbered in graphite at lower right: T46 (or T216).

Provenance

J. Barnard (Lugt 1419, 1420); English private collection (sale, Christie's, London, 5 July 1975, lot 68); Yvonne Tan Bunzl, London

Exhibition History
1978
NGA Master Drawings 1978, p. 68.
1982
Claude Lorrain, 1600-1682. National Gallery of Art, Washington, and Galeries nationales du Grand Palais. Washington, 1982, 245, no. 41.
1989
Italian Etchers of the Renaissance and Baroque. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and National Gallery of Art, Washington. Boston, 1989, no. 39 (Sue Welsh Reed and Richard Wallace).
2007
Claude Lorrain - The Painter as Draftsman: Drawings from the British Museum. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007, (not in cat.; shown only in Washington).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 64-65, 278, 2009, no. 23 (color).
Bibliography
1968
Roethlisberger, Marcel. Claude Lorrain: The Drawings. 2 vols. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968.
1970
Kitson, Michael. Review of Marcel Roethlisberger, Claude Lorrain: The Drawings. Master Drawings 8, no. 4 (Winter, 1970): 409, pl. 43.
1975
Christie's, Lnd: 7/5/1975, 68.
1982
Russell 1982, 41.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 672, no. 1073, color repro.