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Inscription

by later hand, lower center verso in graphite: S+L / 75; by later hand, lower right verso in white pencil: WD / 457; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: WD 457

Provenance

George John, 2nd Earl Spencer [1758-1834] (Lugt 1532), Althorp; (sale, London, Sotheby's, 8 December 1972, lot 34); Lorna Lowe, London; (Adolphe Stein, Paris); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York, 17 May 1973; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990.

Exhibition History
1973
Master Drawings Presented by Adolphe Stein, H. Terry-Engell Gallery, London, 1973, no. 68.
1981
Guido Reni: Zeichnungen, Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, 1981, no. 97.
1983
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu and tour, 1983-85, no. 28.
1986
Dibujos de los siglos XIV al XX: Colección Woodner, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986-87, no. 37.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner, Haus der Kunst, Munich and Vienna, 1986, no. 29.
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 28.
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 36.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 66.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
Bibliography
1983
Matteson, Lynn R. "Old Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection." Pantheon. XLI (1983): 386-87.
1984
Pepper, D. Stephen. Guido Reni: A Complete Catalogue of His Works with an Introductory Text. Oxford, 1984: 245, mentioned under no. 86 (drawing no. 2).
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: no. 66.