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Inscription

upper left: 25 (or 29?) I.B.; at lower left: 265/14 next to a tau cross by the number 3; above that, upside down, 3; at lower right, 234(?)

Provenance

John Thane [1744-1818], London (Lugt 1544); (sale, London, 25-26 March 1819, lot 289?); armorial stamp (Lugt 2736, unidentified); J.R. Jeudwine, London, 1966; David Rust, Washington, 1968; purchased by NGA, 1981.

Exhibition History
1966
Old Master Drawings (Jeudwine coll). Alpine Club Gallery, London, 1966: no. 15.
1992
Jacques Callot 1592-1635. Musee Historique Lorrain, Nancy, 1992: no. 43.
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 44-45, 276, no. 13 (color; recto and verso).
Bibliography
1973
Ternois, Daniel. "Callot et son temps; dix ans de recherches (1962-1972)." Le Pays Lorrain LIV, no. 4 (1973): 218, 219 n. 30, 240, suppl. no. 7, reprod. 216-217, figs. 5, 6.
1999
Ternois, Daniel. Jacques Callot, Catalogue de son oeuvre dessiné. Supplément (1962-1998). Paris, 1999, 22, S.1466, repro. p. 61.
2010
Stein, Perrin. "French Drawings, Washington," The Burlington Magazine 102 (January 2010): 67.