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Inscription

center left in black chalk: HH; by later hand, lower left in pen and brown ink: H Holbein

Provenance

Possibly Everhard Jabach [1610-1695], Paris (inscription close to Lugt 2991a); Samuel von Festetis [1806-1862], Vienna; Hofrat Philipp Dräxler von Carin; Joseph Carl von Klinkosch [1822-1888], Vienna, acquired 1874 (sale, Vienna, Wawra, 15 April 1889, lot 474); purchased by Baron Alfred Liebig, Vienna (sale, Vienna, Artaria, 22 March 1934, lot 551); Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza [1875-1947], Lugano; Gräfin Margit Battyany; (William H. Schab Gallery, New York); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York, 7 March 1960; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990.

Exhibition History
1971
Woodner Collection I: A Selection of Old Master Drawings before 1700, William H. Schab Gallery, New York and tour, 1971-72, no. 53.
1976
Old Master Drawings from American Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1976, no. 180.
1983
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu and tour, 1983-85, no. 43.
1986
Dibujos de los siglos XIV al XX: Colección Woodner, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986-87, no. 66.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner, Haus der Kunst, Munich and Vienna, 1986, no. 54.
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 54.
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 66.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 44.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
Bibliography
1866
Waagen, G.F. Die vornehmsten Kunstdenkmäler in Wien. Vienna, 1866-7: II: 196.
1937
Ganz, Paul. Die Handzeichnungen Hans Holbein d.J.: Kritischer Katalog. Berlin, 1937: 97, no. 465.
1937
Heinemann, Rudolf. Stiftlung Sammlung Schloss Rohoncz. 3 vols. Lugano-Castagnola, 1937-41: 1:73-74, no. 198.
1939
Ganz, Paul. Les dessins de Hans Holbein le jeune: Catalogue raisonnée. Geneva, 1939: 139, no. 465.
1943
Ganz, Paul. Handzeichnungen Hans Holbein der Jüngere in Austwahl. Basel, 1943: no. 20.
1950
Waterhouse, Ellis K. Catalogue of the Exhibition of Works by Holbein and Other Masters of the 16th and 17th Centuries. Exh. cat. 2nd ed. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1950-1: 64, mentioned under no. 133.
1983
Matteson, Lynn R. "Old Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection." Pantheon. XLI (1983): 386-87.
1983
Oberhuber, Konrad. "Sur quelques dessins germaniques." Connaissance des Arts 376 (1983): 79-80.
1987
Melikian, Souren. "A Master Collector, Ian Woodner: An Eye for the Future." Art & Auction. (November 1987): 83, repro. p. 82.
1988
Cummings, Paul. "Interview: Ian Woodner Talks with Paul Cummings." Drawing. IX, 5 (1988): 108.
1993
Jaffé, Michael. Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth. Exh. cat. British Museum, London, 1993, mentioned under no. 203.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: no. 44.