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Inscription

inscribed by artist in pen and brown ink: on bag at bottom left, monogram "IL" joined by bar and cross (later altered by another hand to "HR") and dated; on two bags at bottom right "cehim" and "ongavi"

Provenance

Francois II, Duke of Modena [1660-1694] (Lugt 1893); by descent (until 1797?); X.M.C. von Schönberg-Rothschönberg; (sale, E. Arnold Gallery, Dresden, 1858); Ludwig von Biegeleben; (sale, Wawra Vienna, 15 November 1886, no. 2657); by 1916: Moritz von Kuffner, Vienna; by descent; Artemis Fine Arts, Ltd., London, 1982; Robert H. and Clarice Smith, Bethesda (MD); gift to NGA in 1984.

Exhibition History
1982
An Exhibition of Master Prints and Drawings, Artemis Fine Arts, Ltd., London, 1982, no. 13.
1992
From Studio to Studiolo: FLorentine Draftsmanship under the First Medici Grand Dukes, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, 1991-1992, 26, 108-109, no. 21.
2002
"Magnificenza! The Medici, Michelangelo, and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence" (L'ombra del genio: Michelangelo a l'arte a Firenze, 1537-1631), Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2002, no. 176.
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 33.
Bibliography
1858
Nagler, G. K. Die Monogrammisten. Munich and Leipzig, 1863, 3: 546-547, under no. 1398.
1916
Peltzer, Rudolf Arthur. "Hans Rottenhammer." Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen es Allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses, 33 (1916): 298, 315, 360, fig. 1 (as Rottenhammer).
1920
Voss, Hermann. Die Malerei der Spätrenaissance in Rom und Florenz. Berlin, 1920, 2: 422, pl. 165.
1938
Thöne, Friedrich. "Jacopo Ligozzi (1542-1627)--Allegories of Envy and Vanity...," Old Master Drawings, 13, no. 50 (September 19380, 26.
1955
exh. cat. De Triomf van het Maniërisme de Europese Stijl van Michelangelo tot El Greco, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1955, 119, under no. 210.
1963
Bacci, Mina. "Jacopo Ligozzi e la sua posizione nella pittura fiorentina," Proporzioni, Studi di storia dell'Arte, 1963, 452.
1982
Case, David. The Calumny of Apelles, A Study in the Humanist Tradition. New Haven and London, 1981: 149, n. 29.
1985
exh. cat. Around 1610: The Onset of the Baroque, Matthiesen Fine Art Ltd, London, 1985, 27, under no. 5, repr. fig. 1.
1987
Trudzinski, Meinolf. Die italienischen und französischen Handzeichnunben im Kupferstichkabinett der Landesgalerie. Hannover, 1987: 96, under no 53.
1988
Viatte, Françoise. Inventaire général des dessins italiens, III, Dessins Toscans XVIe-XVIIIe siècles, Tome 1, 1560-1640. Paris, 1988, 135, under no. 235.
1991
From Studio to Studiolo: Florentine Draftsmanship under the First Medici Grand Dukes. Exh. cat. Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH, 1991: 108-109.
1992
exh. cat. Jacopo Ligozzi, Le vedute del sacro monte della verna, I dipinti di Poppi e Bibbiena. Castello dei Conti Guidi, Poppi, 1992: 28, 43, n. 106.a
1994
Voss, Hermann. La Pittura del Tardo Rinascimento a Roma e a Firenze. Translated by Rossella Zeni. Rome, 1994: 267, pl. 165.
1997
Voss, Hermann. Painting of the Late Renaissance in Rome and FlorenceII, The Diffusion and transformation of mannerism, 1570-1600. Translated and revised by Suzanne Pelzel. San Francisco, 1997: 110, fig. 165 (mislabeled as by Domenico Passignano).