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Provenance

Jonathan Richardson, Senior [1665-1745], London (Lugt 2183); Thomas Philipe [d. c. 1817], London; sold 1808 to William Roscoe [1753-1831], Liverpool; Winstanley, Liverpool, 25 September 1816, 298; William Dyce [1806-1864], Edinburgh and London; John Charles Robinson [1824-1913], London (Lugt 1433); sold c. 1860 to John Malcom [1805-1893], Poltalloch; given before 1876 to A.E. Gathrone-Hardy [1845-1918], Newbury; by descent; Sotheby's London, 28 April 1976, 7; purchased (via Colnaghi's) by NGA.

Exhibition History
1978
NGA Master Drawings 1978, p. 33.
1992
Andrea Mantegna, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1992, no. 72.
1992
Andrea Mantegna, Royal Academey of Arts, London, 1992, no. 72.
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 3.
Bibliography
1908
Vasari Society,Part III (1907-1908): no. 6.
1955
Tietze-Conrat, Erika. Mantegna: Paintings, Drawings, Engravings. New York, 1955: 204-205.
1958
Mezzetti, Amalia."Un Ercole e Anteo' del Mantegna. Bollettino d'Arte, 1958: 232-244.
1971
Loan Exhibition of Drawings by Old Masters from the Collection of Mr. Geoffrey Gathorne-Hardy. London, 1971: no. 19.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 662, no. 1046, color repro.
1986
Lightbown, R.W. Mantegna, with a complete catalogue of the paintings, drawings and prints. Oxford, 1986: no.187, pl. 217, 484.
1992
Boorsch, Suzanne, et al. Andrea Mantegna. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. London and Milan, 1992: 277-278.
1992
Hirst, Michael.London and New York: Mantegna. The Burlington Magazine, 1992: 318-321.
1993
Goldner, George R.Andrea Mantegna. Master Drawings, 1993: 172-176.
2008
Agosti, Giovanni and Dominique Thiebault.Mantegna: 1431-1506. Exh. cat. Musee du Louvre, Paris, 2008: 265-266.