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Bequeathed by the artist to Fra Paolino da Pistoia; given by him to his pupil Sister Plautilla Nelli (1523-1588), Convent of Saint Catherine, Piazza San Marco; purchased from the Convent in 1725 by Francesco Maria Nicolo Gabburri (1675-1742); possibly William Kent; purchased in southern Ireland in 1925 by a private collector; (sale, London, Sotheby's, 20 November 1957, no. 22, and mentioned p. V); purchased by Lessing J. Rosenwald, Alverthorpe, PA; gift to NGA, 1959.

Exhibition History

Old Master Drawings, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, 1960, no. 10, repro.
Masterpieces: A Memorial Exhibition for Adele R. Levy, Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1961, no. 61, repro.
NGA Master Drawings 1978, p. 34-35.
Italian Renaissance Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1988, no cat.
Fra Bartolommeo: Master Draughtsman of the high Renaissance, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1992 (not in catalogue).


Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 662, no. 1044 (recto).

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