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Inscription

by later hand, upper right verso in brown ink: 49; by later hand, upper center verso in brown ink: Alessandro Allori; by later hand, lower center in brown ink: Jos. Wimar(?) (remainder undeciphered); No. 1041 Michelangelo Buonurotti

Provenance

Samuel, Graf von Festetits, Vienna [1806 - 1862]. Friedrich Jacob Gsell, Vienna [1812 - 1871] (L. 1008), inv. no. 1041, as Michelangelo. Hans M. Calmann [1899-1982] (not in Lugt). David Rust; gift to NGA, 2005.

Exhibition History
1976
Old Master Drawings from American Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976, no. 29.
1991
From Studio to Studiolo: Florentine Draftsmanship under the First Medici Grand Dukes, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College; Bowdoin College Museum o fArt; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 1991-1992, 52-54, no. 1 (Larry Feinberg).
2008
Medieval to Modern: Recent Acquisitions of Drawings, Prints, and Illustrated Books, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, no. 28.
Bibliography
1994
Pilliod, Elizabeth. Review of From Studio to Studiolo. Master Drawings, 32, no. 4, 1994: 391.