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Provenance

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

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

Bibliography

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

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