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Provenance

possibly Govert Flinck [1615-1660]; Nicolaes Anthoni Flinck [1646-1723] (Lugt 959), Rotterdam; William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire [1672-1729]; by descent at Devonshire House and Chatsworth (inv.no.1032) (sale London, Christie's, 3 July 1984, lot 63); John R. Gaines, Lexington, KY (sale, New York, Sotheby's 17 November 1986, lot 19); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York; gift 1993, to NGA.

Exhibition History
1929
Exhibition of Dutch Art, Royal Academy, London, 1929, no. 608.
1949
Old Master Drawings from Chatworth, Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1949, no. 36.
1956
Rembrandt, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 1956, no. 134.
1961
Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth, City Art Gallery, Manchester, 1961, no. 93.
1969
Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth: A Loan Exhibition from the Devonshire Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington and tour, 1969-1970, no. 93.
1973
Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth: A Loan Exhibition from the Devonshire Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1973-74, no. 93.
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 65.
1990
Woodner Collection, Master Drawings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 80.
1993
Nine Old Master Drawings: Recent Gifts from the Woodner Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1993 (checklist only).
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 72.
1998
Rembrandt et Amsterdam: Promenades avec Rembrandt dans la ville d'Amsterdam et ses alentours, Gemeentearchief Amsterdam, Institut NĂ©erlandais, Paris, 1998-1999, cat. no. 37, plates 55, 62.
2000
Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2000-2001, unnumbered catalogue.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
Bibliography
1973
Benesch, Otto. The Drawings of Rembrandt. 6 vols. London: Phaidon, 1973. (enlarged and edited by Eva Benesch from 1954-1957 ed.): no. 1261