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Provenance

Rudolph Weigel, Leipzig; the bookdealer Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam (sale, Amsterdam, R.W.P. de Vries, 16-17 July 1930, lot 162); J.M.C. Hoog, Haarlem; private collection, Maastricht; Edward Speelman, London; (Lodewijk Houthakker, Amsterdam); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York, 16 December 1979; by inheritance to his daughter Dian Woodner, New York; gift in 2015 to NGA

Exhibition History
1961
Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 1961, no. 61.
1983
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1983-85, no. 51 (cat. by George Goldner).
1984
Dutch Church Painters: Saenredam's 'Great Church at Haarlem' in Context, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1984, no. 20.
1986
Dibujos de los siglos XIV al XX: Colleción Woodner, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986-87, no. 73 (color).
1986
Die Sammlung Ian Woodner. Albertina, Vienna, 1986, no. 61 (color).
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1986, no. 61 (color).
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 62 (color).
1990
Woodner Collection, Master Drawings. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 76 (color).
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995, no. 68 (entry by Arthur Wheelock)(color).
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007 (no cat.).
Bibliography
1935
Swillens, P.T.A. Pieter Janszoon Saenredam. Amsterdam, 1935: 39, 60-1, 94-5, no. 86.
1961
Catalogue Raisonné of the Works by Pieter Jansz. Saenredam. Utrecht: Centraal Museum, 1961.
1981
de Gaigneron, Axelle. "Les Nouveaux Choix de Mr. Woodner." Connaissance des Arts. 348 (1981): reproduced on cover.
1983
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection. J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, 1983, n.p. (reprod.)[souvenir booket accompanying the 1983 exhibition]
1983
Matteson, Lynn R. "Old Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection." Pantheon 41 (1983): 386.
1984
Alpers, Svetlana. "Seeing and Believing." Art and Antiques (April 1984): 74, reproduced p. 77.
1984
Kemp, Martin. "Geometrical Perspective from Brunelleschi to Desargues: A Pictorial Means or an Intellectual End?" Proceedings of the British Academy 70 (1984): 131-132, pl. X.
1985
Biesboer, Pieter. "Schilderijen over de kerk. De Bavo in de beeldende kunst van de 17de eeuw." in De Bavo te Boek, bij het gereedkomen van de restauratie van de Grote of St.-Bavo kerk te Haarlem. Haarlem, 1985: 88 (pl. 52), 90-91.
1985
Ruurs, R. Review of Dutch Church Painters: Saenredam's Great Church at Haarlem. Oud Holland 99, no. 3 (1985): 161-162.
1986
Kemp, Martin. "Simon Stevin and Pieter Saenredam: A Study of Mathematics and Vision in Dutch Science and Art." Art Bulletin (June 1986): 244, 246, 249, fig. 18.