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in later hand, lower left in brown ink: [?]; center verso in graphite: A Carracci; lower center verso in graphite: No 14/+3


Jan van Rijmsdijk; John Thane (Lugt 1544); Thomas Dimsdale (Lugt 2426); Samuel Woodburn, London; Sir Thomas Lawrence; repurchased by Samuel Woodburn from Lawrence's estate; Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere (Lugt 2710b) and by descent (Sale, Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1972, no. 95 (as a "Fisherman"); (Thomas Agnew & Sons, London); NGA purchase in 1974.

Exhibition History
Sixth exhibition. A Catalogue of One Hundred Original Drawings by Ludovico, Agostino, and Annibal Carracci, 1836, "The Lawrence Gallery" (at Mr. Woodburn's Gallery), no. 94 (as Annibale Carracci).
Drawings by Old Masters, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1953: no. 156 (as Annibale Carracci).
The Ellesmere Collection of Old Master Drawings, Leicester Museums and Art Gallery, 1954: no. 105.
Drawings by the Carracci and Other Masters from the Collection of the Earl of Ellesmere, P. & D. Colnaghi, London, 1955: no. 41.
NGA Master Drawings 1978, p. 70-71 (as A Fisherman with His Net).
Guercino, Master Draftsman: Works from North American Collections, Sackler Museum, Harvard Unviersity, Cambridge, 1991; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and Cleveland Museum of Art, 1991, no. 78.
Catalogue of the Ellesmere Collection of Drawings at Bridgewater House. London, 1898: no. 83 (as Annibale Carracci).
Bodmer, Heinrich. "Drawings by the Carracci: An Aesthetic Analysis," Old Master Drawings, (March 1934): plate 61 (as Annibale Carracci).
Sutton, Denys. "The Carracci as Draughtsmen," Country Life (3 Feb. 1955): 317.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 671, no. 1071, color repro., as A Fisherman with His Net.
David Stone. "Supplement: Guercino Drawings in North American Collections, A Selective Checklist," in exh. cat. Guercino, Master Draftsman, Works from North American Collections. Harvard University and elsewhere, 1991: 222, no. 160.
Turner, Nicholas. In exh. cat. Guercino: Drawings from Windsor Castle, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991: 38, under no. 10.
Tuyll van Serooskerken, Carel van, in exh. cat. Guercino (1591-1666): Drawings from Dutch Collections, Teylersmuseum, Haarlem, 1991: 146, under no. 62.