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Inscription

at top right "XIII" (?); by later hand, lower right in pen and brown ink: Polidoro

Marks and Labels

fragments of old pen inscriptions

Provenance

Early armorial stamp in black (probably Italian, not in Lugt); John Skippe [1742-1812] (Lugt 2798), Herefordshire; unidentified crest (nineneeth century?) stamp in gold (Lugt 2798); by descent from Skippe to Edward Holland Martin [b. 1900], Gloustershire; (sale, Christie's, London, 21 November 1958, lot 207); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York; by descent to Dian Woodner, New York, 1990; given to NGA.

Exhibition History
1971
Woodner Collection I: A Selection of Old Master Drawings before 1700, William H. Schab Gallery, New York; Los Angeles County Museum; Indianapolis Museum of Art,1971-1972, no. 1.
1986
Dibujos de los siglos XIV al XX: Colección Woodner, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986-87, no. 2.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1986, 242-243, no. 1, pl. XIII.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 7.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007 (no cat.).
2006
The Poetry of Light: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2006 (no cat.).
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 4.
Bibliography
1958
Popham, A. E.Christie's.London, November 20-21, 1958: no. 207, `141-146.
1971
Schab, Frederick G.Woodner Collection I: A Selection of Old Master Drawings before 1700. William H. Schab Gallery, New York, 1971: no. 1.
1974
Lipton, Deborah. "Francesco Squarcione." Ph.D. dissertation, New York University, 1974: 239, 295-296 (under no. 47, no. 10), pl. CXXXIX.
1974
Schmitt, Annegrit. "Francesco Squarcione als Zeichner und Stecher." Münchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst 25 (1974): 205, 210 (pl. 9, detail), 212 note 2 (as Francesco Squarcione).
1986
Dibujos de los siglod XIV al XX: Coleccion Woodner. Exh. cat. Fundacion Amigos del Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986: 19-21.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner. Exh. cat. Dumont, Munich, 1986: 242-243.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: 48-51.