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upper right in black ink: 1523

Provenance

Greffier Fagel; Lord Northwick (sale Christie's, London, 5 July 1921); Capt. H. S. Reitlinger; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 22 November 1974); Robert M. Light; gift to NGA in 1975.

Exhibition History
2007
Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper, 1450 - 1700, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007
Bibliography
1922
Dodgson, Campbell. "Notes on Dürer III." Burlington Magazine 40 (1922): pp. 17ff., pl. 1b.
1926
Röttinger, Heinrich. Dürers Doppelgänger. Strasbourg, 1926: 98-100 (as a copy after the engraving with the missing parts filled in).
1935
Tietze, Hans, and Erica Tietze-Conrat. "'The Sultan and His Mistress,' by Albrecht Dürer." Print Collectors Quarterly 22 (1935): 213ff.
1936
Winkler, Friedrich. Die Zeichnungen Albrecht Dürers. Berlin, 1936, 1: 57, no. 77.
1937
Tietze, Hans, and Erica Tietze-Conrat. Kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke Albrecht Dürers. Basel and Leipzig, 1937, 2: 143, no. 7a.
1943
Panofsky, Erwin. Albrecht Dürer. Princeton, 1943, 2: 124, no. 1255.
1973
White, Christopher. "An Oriental Ruler on His Throne and The Entombment: Two New Drawings by Albrecht Dürer." Master Drawings 2, no. 4 (1973): 365ff., appendices 1 & 3.