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Inscription

Verso, upper center in graphite: Pontormo Early; at center, 140 in a rectangle (oriented vertically); lower center, in another hand, Pontormo; lower left in pen and brown ink, three initials, R. E. P.(?); below that in another hand, c//964; and in the lower left corner in graphite, T. At lower right in graphite, AK; at lower right on a diamond-shaped piece of paper, glued onto the verso, in ballpoint(?): 275

Provenance

Unidentified collector (initials inscribed on verso); Sir Robert Clermont Witt [1872-1952], London; Dr. C. R. Rudolf [died 1975](Lugt 2811b); (his sale, London, Sotheby's, 21 May 1963, no. 10 (as Jacopo Pontormo, Perseus and Minerva); (Michael Miller-Lucy Vivante Fine Art Inc., New York); The Horvitz Collection, 1997 (inv. D-I-86); (sale, New York, Sotheby's, no. 11, as Circle of Pontormo; unsold); gift to NGA in 2016

Exhibition History
1962
Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Mr. C. R. Rudolf. London, Arts Council Gallery' Birmingham, City Museum & Art Gallery; and Leeds City Art Gallery, no. 58, pl. 11 (as Jacopo Pontormo)
Bibliography
1962
Gere, John. Review of Drawings from the Rudolf Collection. The Burlington Magazine 104, no. 707 (February 1962): 88 (as Pontormo).