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upper left quadrant in black ink on scroll: TAN / TALV / S


Charles Chauncy, M.D. [1706-1777], London; Sir Thomas Lawrence [1769-1830], London; his nephew, Matthew Holbecke Bloxam [1805-1888], England; Rugby School, Warwickshire; Henry Oppenheimer [1859-1932], London; (his sale, Christie's, London, 10-14 July 1936, no. 382);[1] (Colnaghi, London); Philip Hofer [1898-1984], Cambridge, MA, by 1937; by inheritance to his son, Myron Hofer;

(sale, Sotheby's, New York, 28 January 1998, no. 29); purchased through (Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London) by NGA.

Exhibition History
Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2000-2001, 150.
Schmarsow, August. "Aus dem Kunstmuseum der Schule zu Rugby." Jahrbuch der Königlich preussischen Kunstsammlungen 9 (1888): 133.
Stein, Wilhelm. Holbein. Berlin, 1929: 330-331, pl. 134.
Ganz, Paul. Die Handzeichnungen Hans Holbeins d.j.. Berlin, 1937: XIX, XXIX, 57, no. 262. (French edition, Geneva, 1939: XXI, XXXIII-XXXIV, no. 262, pl. XXXVIII 4a).
Hofer, Philip. Tantalus. (booklet published privately by Philip Hofer and printed by The Cygnet Press in June, 1937).
Schilling, Edmund. Zeichnungen der Künstlerfamilie Holbein. Frankfurt, 1937: no. 54b (repro). (English edition, New York, 1939: no. 54b (repro).
Tietze, Hans. European Master Drawings in the United States. New York, 1947: no. 37A.
A Catalogue of an Exhibition of The Philip Hofer Bequest in the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts. Exh. cat. Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA, 1988: 44 (under no. 22), 194 (under no. 95).
McLellan, Diana. "Really Big Shows." Washingtonian 33, no. 11 (August 1998): 70.
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