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by later hand, center verso in graphite: 90; by later hand, lower center verso in graphite: D29883(2)C1=0

Marks and Labels

various modern graphite inscriptions on verso


Charles Gasc [1818-1869], Paris (Lugt 543); Charles Molinier, Toulouse [1845-1910] (Lugt 2917); Tolentini; André de Hevesy, Paris (exh. Matthiesen Ltd., London, Feb.-April 1939, no. 93); Edward Holland-Martin, Esq. (sale, Christie's, London, 20 May 1966, no. 104, as School of Giovanni Bellini); (sale, Christie's, London, 22 November 1966, no. 133, as School of Giovanni Bellini); (P. & D. Colnaghi, London, 1966, no. 3); Denys Sutton [1917-1991], London, and by descent (sale, Christie's, New York, 30 January 1997 no. 2); purchased (via Colnaghi Drawings, London) by NGA, 1997.

Exhibition History

Exhibition of Venetian Paintings and Drawings Held in Aid of Lord Baldwin's Fund for Refugees, Matthiesen, Ltd., London, 1939, no. 93 (as Sebastiano del Piombo).
Old Master and English Drawings, P. & D. Colnaghi, London, 1969, no. 3 (Venetian School, late fifteenth century).
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 2.
Mantegna and Bellini, The National Gallery, London; Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 2018-2019.


Dussler, Luitpold. Sebastiano del Piombo. Basel, 1942: 197, no. 244 (as not by Sebastiano del Piombo).
Tietze, Hans, and Erika Tietze-Conrat. The Drawings of the Venetian Painters in the 15th and 16th Centuries. New York, 1944: no. 350, pl. XXXIV (as School of Giovanni Bellini).
Heinemann, Giovanni Bellini 1(1962): 76, no. 272; 2(1962): fig. 116; 3(1991): 84, no. 343.
Heinemann, Fritz. Giovanni Bellini e i Belliniani, Vol. III. Supplemento e Ampliamenti. Hildesheim, 1991: 32, no. 343

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