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Provenance

Jonathan Richardson, London (Lugt 2183); Sir Joshua Reynolds, London (Lugt 2364); Sir Thomas Lawrence, London (Lugt 2445); William Esdaile (Lugt 2617); sold London, Christie's, June 17, 1840, lot 4, bought by Sheath; Sir Archibald Campbell, Argyll, Scotland; by inheritance to Sir Ilay Campbell, Argyll, Scotland; Armand Hammer Collection, 1976; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1976
Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings, 16th-19th centuries, P & D Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London, no. 43.
1977
Exhibited with the Armand Hammer collection from 1977, beginning with the Louvre, Department of Drawings.
1977
Seventeenth Century Dutch Drawings from American Collections. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1977, repr.
2006
Strokes of Genius: Rembrandt's Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Bibliography
n.d.
This does not refer to any published work. It refers to the chronological and stylistic sequence of Rembrandt drawings in the National Gallery's collection AS DETERMINED BY ANDREW ROBISON.
1908
Hind, A.M. Vasari Society, 1908-09, ser. 1, pt. IV, no. 26.
1933
Bauch, Kurt. Die Kunst des jungen Rembrandts. 1933, pp.114-18, 204-05, fig. III.
1954
Benesch, Otto. The Drawings of Rembrandt. London, 1954-1957: 2:no. 206, fig. 223.
1973
Benesch, Otto. The Drawings of Rembrandt. 6 vols. London: Phaidon, 1973. (enlarged and edited by Eva Benesch from 1954-1957 ed.): no. 206
2012
Royalton-Kisch, Martin. The Drawings of Rembrandt: a Revision of Otto Benesch's Catalogue Raisonné online reference, 2012 - . (rembrandtcatalogue.net, accessed 13 September 2016): no. 206, as "Rembrandt?"