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Provenance

Pierre-Jean Mariette (Lugt 1852); Samuel Woodburn; Sir Thomas Lawrence; Samuel Woodburn; Lord Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere (Lugt 2710b), and by descent (sale, Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1972, no 38); purchased by Edward Speelman, Ltd; Robert H. and Clarice Smith; gift to NGA, 1978.

Exhibition History
1836
The Lawrence Gallery, Sixth Exhibition, Messrs. Woodburn's Gallery, London, 1836, no. 43.
1938
Exhibition of 17th Century Art in Europe, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1938, no. 364.
1954
The Ellesmere Collection of Old Master Drawings, The Museums and Art Gallery, Leicester, 1954, no. 63 (P. A. Tomory).
1955
A Loan Exhibition of Drawings by the Carracci and Other Masters from the Collection of the Earl of Ellesmere, P. & D. Colnaghi, London, 1955, no. 38.
1956
Mostra dei Carracci. Disegni. Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio, Bologna, no. 81 (Denis Mahon).
1961
The Carracci, Drawings and Paintings, The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1961, no. 42.
1974
NGA Recent Acquisitions 1974, no. 76.
1978
NGA Master Drawings 1978, p. 50.
Bibliography
1971
Posner, Donald. Annibale Carracci, A Study in the Reform of Italian Painting around 1590. London, 1971, 2: 23, under no. 50.
1972
Chiarini, Marco. I disegni italiani di paesaggio dal 1600 al 1750. Treviso, 1972: XIX, 4, fig. 4.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. Washington, 1979: 1:120, no. 1137, pl. 82.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 666, no. 1055, color repro.