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Inscription

by Antonio Badile II, upper center in pen and brown ink: 2 / joane badille qual fu prete (who was a priest)

Marks and Labels

inscribed in pen and brown ink “•2/•joane badille qual fu prete•”

Provenance

Antonio Badile II [1424 - 1507/1512], Verona, his descendents; probably Ludovico Moscardo (in the so-called Moscardo album) (Lugt 2990b), by descent to Mario Miniscalchi Erizzo [1881-1957], Verona; Francis Matthiesen Gallery, London (1954); the private financier of hte Matthiesen purchase chose this drawing for himself in partial repayment; (sale, London, Christie's, 6 July 1982, lot 20); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990; gift to NGA, 2014.

Exhibition History
1983
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu and tour, 1983-85, no. 4.
1986
Dibujos de los siglos XIV al XX: Colección Woodner, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986-7, no. 5.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner, Haus der Kunst, Munich and Vienna, 1986, no. 4.
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 3.
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 4.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 5.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 1.
Bibliography
1966
Disegni del Pisanello e di maestri del suo tempo. Exh. cat., 1966: 42 (26A).
1983
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection. Exh. cat. J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983: 21-23.
1986
Dibujos de los siglod XIV al XX: Coleccion Woodner. Exh. cat. Fundacion Amigos del Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986: 26-27.
1986
Die Sammlung Ian Woodner. Exh. cat. Albertina, Vienna, 1986: 8-9.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner. Exh. cat. Dumont, Munich, 1986: 8-9.
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection. Exh cat. Royal Academy of Art, London, 1987: 24-25.
1990
Woodner Collection: Master Drawings. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990: 26-27.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: no. 5, 40-43.
2010
Degenhart, Bernhard, and Annegrit Schmitt, Corpus der Italienischen Zeichnungen 1300-1450. Munich: Biering & Brinkmann, 2010: No. 779, 56-61.
2014
Karet, Evelyn.The Antonto Il Badile Album of Drawings: The Origins of Collection Drawings in Early Modern Northern Italy. Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, 2014: 12, 30 (n. 79), 86-87, 232-233.