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Inscription

by later hands on mount verso in various graphites: "Ganimede sull'aquila [sic!] di Giove"/"Giovanni Bellini"/"Collez. Cte. Gregorio Stroganow"/"Coll. Suermondt."

Provenance

Barthold Suermondt (1818-1887), Aachen; Count Grigory Stroganoff [1829-1910], Rome; André de Hevesy, Paris (exh. Matthiesen Ltd, London, February-April 1939, no. 77); Edward Holland-Martin, London (his sale, Christie's, London, 20 May 1966, no. 103, as Giovanni Bellini; sold to Bryant); Christie's, London, 22 November 1966, 132; private collection, California; purchased (via Olimpia Theodoli and Michael Miller Lucy Vivante Fine Arts, New York) by NGA, 1996.

Exhibition History
1939
Exhibition of Venetian Paintings and Drawings Held in Aid of Lord Baldwin's Fund for Refugees, Matthiesen, Ltd., London, 1939, no. 77 (as Giovanni Bellini).
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 6.
Bibliography
1942
Tietze, Hans, and Erika Tietze-Conrat. "Giulio Campagnola's Engravings." The Print Collector's Quarterly 29:2 (1942): p. 185-187, repro. 184 (as Mantegna).
1944
Tietze, Hans, and Erika Tietze-Conrat. The Drawings of the Venetian Painters in the 15th and 16th Centuries. New York, 1944: 89, no. A 320, as by Mantegna.
1948
Hind, Arthur M. Early Italian Engraving: A Critical Catalogue with Complete Reproduction of All the Prints Described. 2 vols. in 7, London, 1948: 5:196 (as "probably by" Mantegna).
1955
Tietze-Conrat, Erika. Mantegna: Paintings, Drawings, Engravings. New York, 1955: 207, fig. 32 (as Mantegna).
1962
Heinemann, Fritz. Giovanni Bellini e i Belliniani. Venice, 1962: 214, S. 913 (as School of Giovanni Bellini).
1973
Levenson, Jay A. et al. Early Italian Engravings from the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1973: 392-393 (footnote 12).
1991
Heinemann, Fritz. Giovanni Bellini e i Belliniani, Vol. III. Supplemento e Ampliamenti. Hildesheim, 1991: 75, 79, S. 913, fig. 48 (as School of Giovanni Bellini).
1991
Rearick, W. R. "Titian Drawings: A Progress Report." Artibus et Historiae 12, no. 23 (1991): 14, 15 (fig. 8), 36 note 34 (as Giovanni Bellini).
1993
Oberhuber, Konrad. "Le message de Giorgione et du jeune Titien dessinateurs." In Le siècle de Titien. Exh. cat. Grand Palais, Paris, 1993: 441, 493-494, fig. 11 (as Giulio Campagnola).
2010
Brown, David Alan. "Giulio Campagnola: the Printmaker as Painter." Artibus et Historiae no. 61 (2010): 85-86, 95 and fig. 3.