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Inscription

by later hand, upper center verso in graphite: 3; by later hand and circled, lower right verso in graphite: 1[9?]

Provenance

Jonathan Richardson, Senior (as by Giovanni Bellini) [1665-1745], London; Sir Anthony Westcombe, Bart. [d. 1752]; John Malcolm [1805-1893], Poltalloch; his son-in-law, The Hon. A. E. Gathorne-Hardy [1845-1918], Newbury; Geoffrey Gathorne-Hardy; The Hon. Robert Gathorne Hardy; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 24 November 1976, no. 16); British Rail Pension Fund; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 2 July 1990, no. 7); NGA purchase (via David Tunick, Inc., New York) in 1990.

Exhibition History
1930
Exhibition of Italian Art, 1200-1900, Royal Academy, London, 1930, no. 693 (no. 769, pl. ccxviii of the "Commemorative Catalogue" by Lord Balniel and Kenneth Clark, Oxford, 1931).
1953
Drawings by Old Masters, Royal Academy, London, 1953, no. 13.
1963
Vittore Carpaccio, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1963, no. 17bis.
1971
Loan Exhibition of Drawings from the Collection of Mr. Geoffrey Gathorne-Hardy, P. & D. Colnaghi, London, and Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1971, no. 18, pl. xii
1980
Disegni veneti di collezioni inglesi, Cini Foundation, Venice, 1980, no. 8.
1992
Dürer to Diebenkorn: Recent Acquisitions of Art on Paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1992, 11-12, no. 1.
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 8.
Bibliography
1869
Robinson, J.C. Descriptive catalogue of the drawings by the Old Masters, forming the Collection of John Malcolm of Poltalloch, Esq. London, 1869: 136, no. 361.
1869
Robison, John Charles. Descriptive Catalogue of Drawings... of John Malcolm of Poltalloch. Chiswick Press, London, 1869: 136.
1897
Colvin, Sidney. "Über einige Zeichnungen des Carpaccio in England," Jahrbuch der Königlich Preussischen Kunstsammlungen 18, 1897: 194, 195-196, 201, pl. 1.
1902
Descriptive catalogue of drawings...in the possession of the Hon. A. E. Gathorne-Hardy. London, 1902: no. 42, 23-25.
1905
Vasari Society for the Reproduction of Drawings by Old Masters. 1908-1909, part IV, no. 7.
1923
Marle, Raimond van. The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting. 19 vols. The Hague, 1923-1938: 18(1936):340, fig. 202.
1925
Hadeln, Detlev von. Venezianische Zeichnungen des Quattrocento. Berlin, 1925: 54, pl. 31.
1930
Fiocco, Giuseppe. Carpaccio. Paris, 1931: 49, 73-74, pl. lxxxix.
1944
Tietze, Hans, and Erika Tietze-Conrat. The Drawings of the Venetian Painters in the 15th and 16th Centuries. New York, 1944: 146, 149, no. 595.
1952
Arslan, Edoardo. "Due disegni e un dipinto di Carpaccio," Emporium 116, 1952: 109.
1956
Magagnato, Liciso. Catalogo della Mostra di Disegni del Museo Civico di Bassano da Carpaccio a Canova. Venice, 1956: 14, under no. 1.
1962
Lauts, Jan. Carpaccio. London, 1962: 30, 267, no. 9, pl. 89.
1963
Pignatti, Terisio. Review of Lauts 1962, Master Drawings no. 4, 1963: 51.
1966
Muraro, Michelangelo. Carpaccio. Florence, 1966: 108, pls. CCXXVIII, CLIV.
1967
Cancogni, Manlio and Guido Perocco. L'Opera completa del Carpaccio. Milan, 1967: 95, no. 22.
1971
Loan Exhibition of Drawings by Old Masters from the Collection of Mr. Geoffrey Gathorne-Hardy. London, 1971: no. 18
1977
Muraro, Michelangelo. I disegni di Vittore Carpaccio. Florence, 1977: 36, fig. 43.
1980
Disegni veneti del collezioni ingelsi. Exh. cat. Neri Pozza, Venice, 1980: 27-28.
1992
Durer to Diebenkorn: Recent Acquisitions of Art on Paper. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 11-12.