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Inscription

in cartouche at lower center of both recto and verso in brown ink: Filippo Lippi Pitt: Fior:.

Provenance

Giorgio Vasari [1511-1574]; Niccolò Gaddi [d. 1591]; possibly Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel; probably William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire [1672-1729]; by descent, Chatsworth (inv.no.960) (sale, London, Christie's, 3 July 1984, lot 46); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990; purchased by NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1930
Italian Drawings Exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1930, no. 50 (recto only).
1949
Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth, Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1949, no. 10.
1962
Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth: A Loan Exhibition from the Devonshire Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere, 1962-63, no. 36.
1969
Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth: A Loan Exhibition from the Devonshire Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1969, no. 36.
1973
Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth: A Loan Exhibition from the Devonshire Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1973-74, no. 36.
1985
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1985, no. 76 (checklist only).
1986
Dibujos de los siglos XIV al XX: Colección Woodner, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986-87, no. 29.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner, Haus der Kunst, Munich and Vienna, 1986, no. 24.
1987
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 22.
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 29.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 9.
1997
The Drawings of Filippino Lippi and his Circle, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997-1998, nos. 6, 51, 64, 66, 79, 80, 84, 107, 108, 117.
2000
Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2000-2001, 132-135.
2000
Sandro Botticelli, Der Bilderzyklus zu Dantes Göttlicher Komödie. Kulturforum, Berlin; Scuderie Papali al Quirinale, Rome; Royal Academy, London, 2000-2001, 364, 365 (.1.a only, as Botticelli) (shown only in Berlin).
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
Bibliography
1902
Strong, Sanford Arthur. Reproductions of Drawings by Old Masters in the Collection of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth. London, 1902: no. 14 (1991.190.1.a), 34 (1991.190.1.b, 1991.190.1.c).
1903
Berenson, Bernard. The Drawings of the Florentine Painters. II, London, 1903: nos. 571 (1991.190.1.h as School of Botticelli), 760 (1991.190.1.a as Raffaellino del Garbo), 1275 (1991.190.1.i as Filippino Lippi), 1276 (1991.190.1.d as Filippino).
1905
The Vasari Society for the Reproduction of Drawings by Old Masters. Oxford, 1920-1935: 2nd series, VI, no. 4 (1991.190.1.a).
1923
Marle, Raimond van. The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting. 19 vols. The Hague, 1923-1938: 12(1931):274 (1991.190.1.h as anonymous follower of Botticelli).
1935
Scharf, Alfred. Filippino Lippi. Vienna, 1935: 122, no. 207 (1991.190.1.d as Filippino), 129, no. 292 (Cat. 1991.190.1.a as Filippino).
1937
Kurz, Otto. "Giorgio Vasari's Libro de' Disegni," Old Master Drawings XII (1937): 14 (1991.190.1.a-d, 1991.190.1h as Filippino).
1938
Berenson, Bernard. The Drawings of the Florentine Painters. Amplified edition, II, Chicago, 1938, nos. 571 (1991.190.1.h as probably Raffaellino de Garbo), 760 (1991.190.1.a as Raffaellino), 1275, 1276A and 1276B.
1961
Berenson, Bernard. I disegni dei pittori fiorentini. Revised and amplified edition, 3 vols, Milan, 1961 (same as Berenson 1938).
1968
Fahy, Everett. 'The Master of Apollo and Daphne.' Museum Studies III (1968): 32, (1991.190.1.h as conceivably by Botticelli), 37-38.
1974
Collobi, Licia Ragghianti. Il Libro de' Disegni del Vasari. Florence, 1974: I: 85, II: pl. 233-234 (all as Filippino except 1991.190.1.a and 1991.190.1.h as Raffaellino del Garbo).
1975
Shoemaker, I.H. "Filippino Lippi as Draughtsman." 2 vols. Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, New York, 1975: 2:370-374, no. 113 (1991.190.1.b, c, as Follower of Filippino; a, e, h, as Raffaellino del Garbo; d, f, g, as Filippino; i, j, as Anonymous Florentine).
1976
Fahy, Everett. Some Followers of Domenico Ghirlandaio. New York, 1976: 20, 78, and 107 (1991.190.1.h as conceivably by Botticelli); no. 24 verso D (1991.190.1.h; no 29E (1991.190.1.e).
1984
de Bayser, Bruno. "Rêves de collectionneur," Connaissance des arts, (December 1984): 73-76 (all as Filippino except for 1991.190.1.e, h).
1987
Melikian, Souren. "A Master Collector, Ian Woodner: An Eye for the Future." Art & Auction. (November 1987): 86, repro. p. 86 (1991.190.1.a-d as Filippino).
1988
Cummings, Paul. "Interview: Ian Woodner Talks with Paul Cummings." Drawing. IX, 5 (1988): 109 (1991.190.1.h as Botticelli, 1991.190.1.e-j as Florentine and possibly by Raffaellino del Garbo).
1992
Gregori, M., A Paolucci and C.A. Luchinat. Maestri e Botteghe: Pittura a Firenze alla fine del Quattrocento. Exh. cat. Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 1992-1993, under no. 4.3.
1992
National Gallery of Art, Washington. Washington, D.C., 1992: 312, 314, repro.
1993
Fahy, Everett. "Florence, Palazzo Strozzi Review." The Burlington Magazine 135(February 1993): 170, no. 4.3 (1991.190.1.h as Botticelli).
1994
Gahtan, Maia W. and Philip J. Jacks. Vasari's Florence: Artists and Literati at the Medicaen Court. Exh. cat. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1994, fig. 52 (facsimile exhibited).
1994
Jaffé, Michael. The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings. 4 Vols. London, 1994: I: Tuscan and Umbrian Schools, no. 36 (1991.190.1.a-j as Filippino except h as Botticelli).
1995
Annesley, Noël. "Ian Woodner." Drawing 17 (September-October 1995): 54.
1995
Chapman, Hugo. "Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth at the National gallery of Art." Drawing 17 (September-October 1995): 55.
1995
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. "The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections." Exh. brochure, unpaginated (repr.)
1995
Jones, Jennifer. "The Woodner Collections at the National Gallery." Drawing 17 (September-October 1995): 49-53 (repr. recto fig. 1; verso fig. 6).
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: no. 9.
1998
Zambrano, Patrizia. "Filippino Lippi Drawings. New York." The Burlington Magazine 140 (1998): 149-151.
2000
McGrath, Thomas. "Color and Exchange of Ideas between Patron and Artist in Renaissance Italy." The Art Bulletin 82, no. 2 (June 2000): 298-308
2000
Mishory, Alec. Art History: an Introduction. Tel-Aviv, 2000: 261, fig. 227.
2009
Schumacher, Andreas, et al. Botticelli: Likeness, Myth, Devotion. (exh cat). Frankfurt am Main, 2009: 106-107 and fig. 69 (questioning attribution of .a to Botticelli); 286 and fig 150 (discussing whole sheet); 234 and fig. 119 (Lippi Seated Figure)
2013
Schenck, Kimberly, et al. "A Page from Giogio Vasari's Libro de' Disegni as Composite Object." Facture 1 (2013): 2-31 (color).
2013
"Vasari and the National Gallery of Art." National Gallery of Art Bulletin 48 (Spring 2013): 5, 7, repr. 8-9 (color).