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Italian art market; Lodewijk Houthakker, Amsterdam (hand holding pen or brush, Lugt undescribed), acquired 1986; Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London (sale, April-May 1993, p. 14, pl. 27); purchased 1994 by NGA.

Exhibition History
Recent Acquisitions of Works of Art on Paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995.
The Triumph of the Baroque: Architecture in Europe 1600-1750, La Palazzina de Caccia di Stupinigi, Turin; The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, 1999-2001, 505.
Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2000-2001.
Fuhring, Peter. Design into Art, Drawings for Architecture and Ornament: The Lodewijk Houthakker Collection. 2 vols. London, 1989: no. 313.