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Inscription

upper left in black chalk: HB (possibly the initials of the sitter); by Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, verso in brown ink: Hans Holbein / gebooren Basel 1520 / gestorven London 1583. / Discepel van zyn / Vader Hans Holbeen (illegible)

Provenance

Cornelis Ploos van Amstel [1726-1798] (Lugt 3002-3), Amsterdam; (possibly sale, Amsterdam, van der Schley ... Roos, 3 March 1800, part of Album BBB, lot 49); Rudolph Weigel, Leipzig, 1838, no. 1187; J.A.G. Weigel, (sale, Stuttgart, Gutekunst, 8-15 May 1883, lot 445); William Mitchell [d. 1908] (Lugt 2638), London; (sale, Frankfurt am Main, Prestel, 7 May 1890, lot 54); A.W. Thibaudeau, Paris; A.S. Drey, Munich; F.A. Drey, London; (A. Strölin, Lausanne); purchased (via de Bayser) by Ian Woodner, New York, 25 July 1985; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 55.
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 67.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 43, as.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
Bibliography
1939
Ganz, Paul. Les dessins de Hans Holbein le jeune: Catalogue raisonné. Geneva, 1939: I, no. 10.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: no. 43.
1996
Béguin, Sylvie. "Andrea Solario en France." In Léonard de Vinci entre France en Italie: 'miroir profond et sombre'. Colloque international de l'Université de Caen. Caen, 1996: 90, fig. 8.