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Provenance

Sir John Charles Robinson [1824-1913], London; sold to John Malcolm [1805-1893]; by inheritance to his son-in-law, Alfred E. Gathorne-Hardy; by descent to his son, Geoffrey Gathorne-Hardy; gift to his cousin, Robert Gathorne-Hardy; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 28 April 1976, no. 14); Armand Hammer, Los Angeles; gift 1991 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1953
An Exhibition of Drawings by Michelangelo Belonging to H.M the Queen, the Ashmolean Museum, the British Museum and other English Collections, British Museum, London, 1953, no. 128.
1965
Between Renaissance and Baroque: European Art, 1520-1600, City Art Gallery, Manchester, 1965, no. 338.
1971
Loan Exhibition of Drawings by Old Masters from the Collection of Mr. Geoffrey Gathorne-Hardy, P.& D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London, 1971; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, no. 9.
1975
Drawings by Michelangelo, British Museum, London, 1975, no. 156.
1976
Exhibited with the Armand Hammer collection from 1976, starting with Tennessee Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, Nashville, 1976.
1976
Old Master Drawings from American Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976.
1976
Old Master Drawings from the Gathorne-Hardy Collection, Sotheby & Co., London, 1976, no. 14.
1978
Master Drawings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art and Promised Gifts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1978, p. 40.
1988
Michelangelo: Draftsman, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1988, no. 56 (recto only).
Bibliography
1902
Descriptive Catalogue of Drawings...in the Possession of the Hon. A.E. Gathorne-Hardy, London, 1902, no. 7.
1903
Bernard Berenson, The Drawings of Florentine Painters, New York, 1903, vol 2, no. 1540.
1913
Thode, Henry. Michelangelo: kritische Untersuchungen ├╝ber seine Werke, Berlin, 1913: 163, no. 368.
1938
Bernard Berenson, The Drawings of the Florentine Painters, Chicago, 1938, vol. 3, no. 1544b, fig. 717 (recto).
1953
Wilde, Johannes. Italian Drawings...in the British Museum, Michelangelo and His Studio. London, 1953: 15, no. 75.
1959
Dussler, Luitpold. Die Zeichnungen des Michelangelo, Berlin, 1959, no. 338, plate 136 (recto).
1960
De Tolnay, Charles. Michelangelo, the Final Period. Princeton, N.J., 1960: 206, no. 219, plate 197.
1961
Bernard Berenson, I disegni dei pittori fiorentini, Milan, 1961, vol. 2, no. 1544b.
1971
Hartt, Frederick. The Drawings of Michelangelo. London, 1971: 352, no. 509 (recto).
1975
Joannides, Paul. "Review of the Exhibition 'Drawings by Michelangelo' at the British Museum." The Burlington Magazine, vol. 117 (1975): 262.
1978
De Tolnay, Charles. Corpus dei Disegni di Michelangelo, Novara, 1978, no. 429 (no illus.).
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 664, no. 1050, color repro. of recto.