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Inscription

by later hand on mount, lower center in pen and brown ink: N. Poussin; by later hand on mount, upper left verso in graphite: [?]. 13; by later hand on mount, upper left verso in graphite: 12 x 15; by later hand on mount, center verso in pen and brown ink: N. Poussin / From Earl Spencer's sale, June 13th 1811, Sold by / T. Philipe 10 am / Golden Square / Lot 615 c - i / s d; by later hand on mount, lower right verso in graphite: 15. 5 3/4 x 4 13 [superscript]

Marks and Labels

Label affixed to verso (now removed): P.&D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London; inscribed in blue ink: APOLLO & DAPHNE: / DRAWING IN PEN BY GIULIO ROMANO (1499 - 1546) / Collections: / Earl Spencer, / (sale June 13, 1811, lot 615) / & E. Peter Jones. / Green Bank, / Chester. / Attributed to Poussin / in the Spencer Collection

Sticker: blue plastic, stamped: R9

Provenance

George John, 2nd Earl Spencer [1758-1834], Althorp (Lugt 1530); (his sale, Th. Philipe, London, 15 June 1811, lot 615, as Poussin). E. Peter Jones, Green Bank, Chester (according to note on label). P.&D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd, London (as Giulio Romano). Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.

Bibliography
2012
Grasselli, Margaret M., and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., eds. The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2012: 182 (color).