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Inscription

across bottom (abraded and partially trimmed), in white: IA 1572; by later hand, lower center verso in graphite: Nicolas Manuel g[illegible] Deutsch / geb. Bern 1484

Provenance

H.J. Nüscheler the Younger [1583-1645] (Lugt 1345), Zurich; Victor Koch, London, 1928; (Jean-Luc Baroni/Colnaghi, New York); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York, 10 July 1987; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1987
Old Master Drawings, Colnaghi, London, 1987, no. 3.
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 73.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 56.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
Bibliography
1930
Pilz, Kurt. Das graphisches Werk der Jost Amman. Unpublished dissertation. Nuremberg, 1930: 330-1.
1940
Pilz, Kurt. "Jost Ammann 1539-1591." Fränkische Heimat. 19 (1940): p. 12.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: no. 56.