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Inscription

lower right in pen and ink: Dom. Tiepolo f; center in pen and ink: SIMBOLO APOSTOLICO / CREDO / IN SECNO CON IL QVALE SI / CONQSCESCESSER LI FEDELI E'PER / TE NERLO PER VN SOMMARIO BREVE / E COMPENDIOSO DI QUELLO CHE ESSI / D OVEVANO PREDICARE, E CREDERE

Provenance

Jean-François Gigoux [1806-1894] (Lugt 1164), Paris; (sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 20-23 March 1882, no. 173); Eugène Féral (his sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 22-24 April 1901, no. 239); private collection, Paris; Stephen Spector [died 1985], New York; Peter W. Josten, New York; (Stephen Mazoh and Co., Inc., New York); gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, supplement.
1995
Splendori del Settecento Veneziano, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, 1995, 469, 471, no. 199 (repro. p. 471)(entry by Attilia Dorigato).
1996
Domenico Tiepolo: Master Draftsman, Civici Musei e Gallerie di Storia ed Arte, Udine, 1996; Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, 1997, no. 112.
2006
"Domenico Tiepolo: A New Testament", The Frick Collection, New York, 2006-2007, 596-597, 803, no. 254 (Adelheid M. Gealt and George Knox).
Bibliography
1962
Van Schaack, Eric. Master Drawings in Private Collections. New York, 1962: no. 64.
1991
NGA Anniversary, catalogue supplement page.