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by later hand, in pen and brown ink, various notations with each figure in Latin, repeated in French in 16th century hand


Presumably, because of the French inscriptions, an early French collection; (Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London); sold to William Morris, Kelmscott House, 20 December 1894; Charles Fairfax Murray [1849-1919], 1895; (his sale, London, Sotheby's, 18 July 1919, lot 50); purchased (via Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London) by Sir Sydney Cockerell (sale, London, Sotheby's, 2 July 1958, lot 22); Rudolf Drey (sale, London, Sotheby's, 4 July 1977, lot 152); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990; given by Andrea Woodner in 2006.

Exhibition History
Catalogue of an Exhibition of English Medieval Paintings and Illustrated Manuscripts, Society of Antiquaries, London, 1896.
Antiquity in the Renaissance, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, 1978, no. 101 (as Florentine School).
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu and tour, 1983-85, no. 3 (as Florentine School).
Dibujos de los siglos XIV al XX: Colección Woodner, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986-87, no. 86 (as Italian or French possibly Jean Fouquet?).
Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner, Haus der Kunst, Munich and Vienna, 1986, no. 73 (as Italian or French possibly Jean Fouquet?).
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 72 (as Italian or French School possibly Jean Fouquet?).
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 89 (as Italian or French School possibly Jean Fouquet?).
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 4.
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
Berenson, Bernard. The Drawings of the Florentine Painters. 3 vols. Chicago, 1938: II: no. 164c (as School of Fra Angelico).
Hoff, Ursula. "Meditations in Solitude." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. I (1938): 292-94.
Longhi, Roberto. "Ancora sulla cultura del Fouquet." Paragone 27 (1952): 56-57.
Toesca, Ilaria. "Gli 'Uomini famosi' della Bibioteca Cockerell." Paragone III (January 1952): 16-20.
Saxl, Fritz and Hans Meier. Verzeichnis astrologischer und mythologischer illustrierter Handschriften des Lateinischen Mittelalters, III: Handschriften in Englischen Bibliotheken. London, 1953: I: 279-280.
Grassi, Luigi. Il disegno italiano dal Trecento al Seicento. Rome, 1956: 86.
Arte Iombarda dai Visconti agli Sforza, Exh. cat. Palazzo Reale, Milan, 1958, mentioned under no. 202.
Van Regteren Altena, J.Q. "Een bladzijde uit een Italiaanse codex van omsteeks 1445." Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum 7 (1959): 82-83.
Berenson, Bernard. I disegni dei pittori fiorentini. Rev. and amplified edn. 3 vols. Milan, 1961: no. 164c.
Scheller, R.W. "Uomini famosi." Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum 10 (1962): 56-57.
Virch, Claus. Master Drawings in the Collection of Walter C. Baker. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1962, mentioned under no. 1.
Popham, A.E. and K.M. Fenwick. European Drawings in the Collection of the National Gallery of Canada. Toronto, 1965: mentioned under no. 1
Simpson, W.A. "Cardinal Giordano Orsini (+1438) as a Prince of the Church and a Patron of the Arts: A Contemporary Panegyric and Two Descriptions of the Lost Frescoes in Monte Giordano." Journal of the Warburg & Courtauld Institutes 29(1966): 137, #10.
Laclotte, Michel. "Rencontres Franco-Italiennes au milieu du XVe siècle." Acta Historiae Artium Academiae Scientaiarum Hungaricae 13 (1967) 35.
Gómez-Moreno, Carmen. Medieval Art from Private Collections. Exh. cat. The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1968-89, mentioned under no. 19.
Laskin, Myron. European Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, 1969, mentioned under no. 1.
Toesca, Ilaria. "Di nuovo sulla 'Cronaca Cockerell.'" Paragone 239 (1970): 62-66.
Mode, Robert L. "Masolino, Uccello and the Orsini 'Uomini Famosi.'" The Burlington Magazine 114 (June 1972): 320.
Bologna, Ferdinando. Napoli e le Rotte Mediterranee della Pittura da Alfonso il Magnanimo a Ferdinando il Cattolico. Naples, 1977: 56-69, 73-75.
Degenhart, Bernhard and Annegrit Schmitt. Corpus der Italienischen Zeichnungen 1300-1450. Berlin, 1980: vol. 2, part II, under 714, 381, 382, no. 9.
Lombardi, Sandro. Jean Fouquet. Florence, 1983: 71, 79, 81.
Sricchia Santoro, Fiorella. Antonello e l'Europa. Milan (1986): 31.
Sricchia Santoro, Fiorella. Review of Charles Sterling, Enguerrand Quarton le peintre de la Pietà d'Avignon and M. Laclotte and D Thiébaut, L'Ecole d'Avignon in Prospettiva 44 (1986): 83.
Boskovits, Miklós. Arte in Lombardia tra Gotico e Rinascimento. Exh. cat. Milan (1988): 216-219.
Reynaud, Nicole. "Barthélemy d'Eyck avant 1450." Revue de l'Art. 84 (1989): 29, 31, fig. 30.
Avril, François and Nicole Reynaud. Les manuscrits à peintures en France 1440-1520. Paris (1993): under no. 121, 225-226.
Joannides, Paul. Massaccio and Masolino. A Complete Catalogue. London (1993): 453, pl. 153.
Thiébaut, Dominique. Le Christ à la colonne d'Antonello de Messine. Exh. cat. Paris, Louvre, 1993: 31-32.
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: no. 4.
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