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upper left in black chalk: HB (possibly the initials of the sitter); by Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, verso in brown ink: Hans Holbein / gebooren Basel 1520 / gestorven London 1583. / Discepel van zyn / Vader Hans Holbeen (illegible)


Cornelis Ploos van Amstel [1726-1798] (Lugt 3002-3), Amsterdam; (possibly sale, Amsterdam, van der Schley ... Roos, 3 March 1800, part of Album BBB, lot 49); Rudolph Weigel, Leipzig, 1838, no. 1187; J.A.G. Weigel, (sale, Stuttgart, Gutekunst, 8-15 May 1883, lot 445); William Mitchell [d. 1908] (Lugt 2638), London; (sale, Frankfurt am Main, Prestel, 7 May 1890, lot 54); A.W. Thibaudeau, Paris; A.S. Drey, Munich; F.A. Drey, London; (A. Strölin, Lausanne); purchased (via de Bayser) by Ian Woodner, New York, 25 July 1985; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 55.
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 67.
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 43, as.
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475 - 1540, cat. by Gregory Jecmen and Freyda Spria, NGA, 2012; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, 2014; Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, 2014, no.
The Woodner Collections: Master Drawings from Seven Centuries, NGA, 2017.
Ganz, Paul. Les dessins de Hans Holbein le jeune: Catalogue raisonné. Geneva, 1939: I, no. 10.
Béguin, Sylvie. "Andrea Solario en France." In Léonard de Vinci entre France en Italie: 'miroir profond et sombre'. Colloque international de l'Université de Caen. Caen, 1996: 90, fig. 8.
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