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Inscription

lower center in pen and ink: Hh / 1578

Provenance

Mrs. M.A. Parker, Wilmington, Kent (sale, London, Sotheby's, 24 April 1929, lot 287); (sale, London, Christie's, 30 March 1976, lot 147); Dr. G. Rau (sale, London, Christie's, 7 April 1981, lot 147); (purchased by Albrecht Neuhaus, Würzburg); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York, 9 May 1984; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1983
Orangerie '83: Deutscher Kunsthandel im Schloss Charlottenburg, Orangerie, Berlin, 1983, no. 61.
1985
Albrecht Dürer und die Tier und Pflanzenstudien der Renaissance, Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, 1985, no. 27.
1985
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1985, no. 95 (checklist only).
1986
Dibujos de los siglos XIV al XX: Colección Woodner, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986-87, no. 68.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner, Haus der Kunst, Munich and Vienna, 1986, no. 56.
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 58.
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 70.
1992
Dürer to Diebenkorn: Recent Acquisitions of Art on Paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1992, no. 9.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 58.
2000
Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2000-2001.
2000
Art for the Nation:Collecting for a New Century, NGA, Washington, D.C., 2000, 154.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
2010
Arcimboldo, 1526-1593: Nature and Fantasy, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Palazzo Reale, Milan, 2010-2011, brochure no. 19, fig. 13 (shown only in Washington).
2013
Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2013 (exhibited hors catalogue; mentioned pp. 136, 139, under nos. 38-39, repr. p. 138 [entry by Heinz Widauer]).
Bibliography
1928
Tietze, Hans, and Erika Tietze-Conrat. Kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke Albrecht Dürers. 2 vols in 3. Augsburg, 1928-34: II: pl. 1, no. w24a.
1929
Dodgson, Campbell. "Hans Hoffmann: a Squirrel." Old Master Drawings IV (1929): 50-1.
1932
Winkler, Friedrich. "Dürerstudien III: Verschollene Meisterzeichnungen Dürers." Jahrbuch der Preussischen Kunstsammlungen 53 (1932): 86.
1934
Schilling, E. Altdeutsche Meisterzeichnungen. Frankfurt am Main, 1934: no. 56.
1936
Winkler, Friedrich. Die Zeichnungen Albrecht Dürers. 4 vols. Berlin, 1936-9: III: appendix, under pl. XII.
1943
Panofsky, Erwin. Albrecht Dürer. 2 vols. Princeton, 1943: no. 1356.
1952
Musper, H.T. Albrecht Dürer: Der gegenwärtige Stand der Forschung. Stuttgart, 1952: 126, 128.
1962
Pilz, Wolfgang. "Hans Hoffmann: Ein Nuremberger Dürer-Nachahmer aus der zweiten Hälfte der 16. Jahrhunderts." Mitteilungen der Vereins für Geschichte der Stadt Nüremberg 51 (1962): 254.
1974
Strauss, Walter L. The Complete Drawings of Albrecht Dürer. 6 vols. New York, 1974: II: under no. 1502/8; Appendix 2, no. 3.
1981
Davis, F. "Legends with a Light Touch." Country Life. 14 May 1981: 1326.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: no. 58.
1999
Eichler, Anja-Franziska. Albrecht Dürer, 1471 - 1528. Cologne, 1999: no. 133.
2013
Robison, Andrew. "The Drawings of Albrecht Dürer." In exh. cat. Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2013: 34, repr. p. 138 (color).