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upper left in red chalk: Hieronimo romani / da bressa

Provenance

Unidentified 17th century English collection; (unidentified Parisian dealer, around the 1930s); purchased by 1939 at Antonio Morassi's suggestion by Conte Rasini, Milan; (P.& D. Colnaghi, London); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York, by 1985; by descent to Andrea Woodner, New York, 1990, given to NGA.

Exhibition History
1939
La Pittura Bresciana del Rinascimento, Istituto italiano d'arti grafiche, Brescia, no. 9.
1965
Mostra di Girolamo Romanino, Duomo Vecchio de Brescia, Brescia and tour, 1965, no. 122.
1985
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1985, no. 81 (checklist only).
1986
Dibujos de los siglos XIV al XX: Colección Woodner, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986-87, no. 21.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner, Haus der Kunst, Munich and Vienna, 1986, no. 17.
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 16.
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 20.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 37.
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. 13.
Bibliography
1957
Muraro, Michelangelo. Venetian Drawings from the Collection Janos Scholz. Exh. cat. Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 1957: 22, mentioned under no. 14.
1958
Scholz, Janos. "On Brescian Renaissance Drawings." Essays in Honour of Hans Tietze (Gazette des Beaux Arts, 1950-58). New York, 1958: 415-16.
1959
Morassi, Antonio. "Alcuni disegni inediti del Romanino." Festschrift Karl M. Swoboda Zum 28 Januar 1959. Vienna, 1959: 190, fig. 38.
1961
Ferrari, Maria Luisa. Il Romanino. Milan, 1961: mentioned under no. 25.
1965
Mostra de Girolamo Romanino. Exh. cat. Comitato della Mostra, Brescia, 1965: 240.
1986
Dibujos de los siglod XIV al XX: Coleccion Woodner. Exh. cat. Fundacion Amigos del Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986: 62-63.
1986
Die Sammlung Ian Woodner. Exh. cat. Albertina, Vienna, 1986: 36-37.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner. Exh. cat. Dumont, Munich, 1986: 36-37.
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection. Exh cat. Royal Academy of Art, London, 1987: 52-53.
1990
Woodner Collection: Master Drawings. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990: 60-61.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: 165-169, no. 37.