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Provenance

Charles Fairfax Murray. William Bateson, London (1861 - 1926) (Lugt 2604a) (his sale, Sotheby's London, 23-24 April 1929, no. 228; Mrs. Lessing J. Rosenwald; gift to NGA, 1987.

Exhibition History
2006
Strokes of Genius: Rembrandt's Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
2009
Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference. J. Paul Getty Museum. Los Angeles, 2009, 45 (color detail), 55, 56, 57, 251, no. 2.4 (as Lievens) (entry by Lee Hendrix).
Bibliography
n.d.
This does not refer to any published work. It refers to the chronological and stylistic sequence of Rembrandt drawings in the National Gallery's collection AS DETERMINED BY ANDREW ROBISON.
1973
Benesch, Otto. The Drawings of Rembrandt. 6 vols. London: Phaidon, 1973. (enlarged and edited by Eva Benesch from 1954-1957 ed.): no. 42
1988
Schatborn, Peter. Jan Lievens. Prenten en Tekeningen. Exh. cat. Museum het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, 1988-1989: 17, pl. IV (as attributed to Jan Lievens).
1988
Schatborn, Peter. "Notes on Early Rembrandt Drawings." Master Drawings, vol. 27, p. 123 and fig. 13 (as Jan Lievens)
1990
Royalton-Kisch, Martin. "Recent Publications on Rembrandt Drawings." The Burlington Magazine 132 (1990): 134.
2006
Plomp, Michiel. "Rembrandt and His Circle: Drawings and Prints." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. New Series, vol. 64. 2006: 5 and fig. 2, as Jan Lievens.
2011
Rubinstein, Gregory. "Brief Encounter: The Early Drawings of Jan Lievens and Their Relationship with Those of Rembrandt" Master Drawings 49, 2011: 361-362, 370, and fig. 21.