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Inscription

in hanging plaque, upper center in pen and brown ink: AD

Provenance

Paris art market before 1927; Tobias Christ, Basel;[1] (his sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 April 1981, lot 5); John R. Gaines, Lexington, Kentucky (his sale, New York, Sotheby's, 17 November 1986, lot 4); purchased by Armand Hammer, Los Angeles; gift to NGA, 1987.

Exhibition History
1928
Albrecht Dürer Ausstellung, Germanisches Museum, Nuremberg, 1928, no. 348.
1928
Ausstelling von Kunstwerken des 15 bis 18 Jahrhunderts aus Basler Privatbesitz. Kunstverein, Basel, 1928, no. 10.
1997
Six Centuries/Six Artists, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997.
2013
Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2013 (exhibited hors catalogue).
Bibliography
1927
Ganz, Paul. "A Newly Discovered Drawing by Albrecht Dürer." Old Master Drawings (June 1927): 1-2.
1927
Lippmann, Friedrich and Friedrich Winkler. Zeichnungen von Albrecht Dürer in Nachbildungen. 7 volumes. Berlin, 1927: VI, 720.
1928
Beenken, H. "Zeichnungen von Albrecht Dürer in Nachbildungen." Jahrbuch für Kunstwissenschaft, Leipzig (1928): 115.
1931
Flechsig, Eduard. Albrecht Dürer: Sein Leben und seine Künstlerische Entwickelung. 2 vols. Berlin, 1931: II: 439.
1937
Winkler, Friedrich. Die Zeichnungen Albrecht Dürers. 4 vols. Berlin, 1937: II: no. 345
1952
Musper, H. TH. Albrecht Dürer: Der Gegenwärtige Stand, Der Forschung. Stuttgart, 1952: 86, 335.
1955
Panofsky, Erwin. The Life and Art of Albrecht Dürer. Princeton, 1955: 87, fig. 122
1970
Hütt, Wolfgang. Albrecht Dürer 1471 bis 1528. Herrsching, 1970: repro. 394.
1971
Talbot, Charles W., ed. Dürer in America: His Graphic Work. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1971: 134, under no.32.
1974
Strauss, Walter L. The Complete Drawings of Albrecht Dürer. 6 volumes. New York, 1974: II, no. 1505/17.
1981
Rowlands, John. "The Tobias Christ Collection of Old Master Drawings." In Art at Auction: The Year at Sotheby's 1980-81 (1981): 32.
1981
Strauss, Walter L., ed. The Illustrated Bartsch: Sixteenth Century German Artists. New York, 1981: 10: mentioned under B.69 (83).
1982
Eckert, Willehad Paul and Christoph von Imhoff. Willibald Pirckheimer: Dürers Freund. Cologne, 1982: 87, 119, (repro. 122)
2013
Robison, Andrew. "The Drawings of Albrecht Dürer." In exh. cat. Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2013: 35-36 (color)