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Inscription

in later hand, lower center: Lod.co Caracci; across center verso on mount: 49. Lodovico Carracci. The Madonna & Child / enthroned in clouds ... Sir Thomas / Lawrence

Provenance

Count Bianconi (according to an inscription on the back of the mount); Samuel Woodburn; Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2445); Samuel Woodburn; Lord Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere and by descent (sale, Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1972, no. 20); to P. & D. Colnaghi, Ltd., London, for NGA, purchase in 1972.

Exhibition History
1836
The Lawrence Gallery, Sixth Exhibition, Messrs. Woodburn's Gallery, London, 1836, no. 7.
1954
The Ellesmere Collection of Old Master Drawings, Museums and Art Gallery, Leicester, 1954, no. 23 (P. A. Tomory).
1955
A Loan Exhibition of Drawings by the Carracci and Other Masters from the Collection of the Earl of Ellesmere, P. & D. Colnaghi, London, 1955, no. 3.
Bibliography
1898
Catalogue of the Ellesmere Collection of Drawings at Bridgewater House. London, 1898: no. 49.
1939
Bodmer, Heinrich. Lodovico Carracci. Burg bei Magdeburg, 1939: 150, no. 51.