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Inscription

lower left in black ink: Pietro Antonio Novelli Veneto dis.; by other hand, lower center in graphite: attitudes ofL'.Hamilton.; lower right in brown ink: 3

Provenance

(Sale, Christie's, 6 July 1977, lot 69); Kunsthandel Bellinger, Munich, 1987; purchased by NGA, 1988.

Exhibition History
1996
Vases and Volcanoes: Sir William Hamilton and His Collection, British Museum, London, 1996, no. 159.
Bibliography
1977
Kunsthandel Bellinger (Katrin Krass), MASTER DRAWINGS, 1987, no.38.
1996
Jenkins, Ian, and Kim Sloan. Vases and Volcanoes: Sir William Hamilton and His Collection. Exh. cat. British Museum, London, 1996, no. 159.
1998
Van de Sandt, Udolpho. "Le 'Attitudini' di Lady Hamilton, Emma Hart a Venezia nel 1791." Saggi e Memorie di Storia dell'Arte 22 (1998), 307, 308, fig. 8.
2005
Prettejohn, Elizabeth. Beauty & Art, 1750-2000 Oxford, 2005: 37-38, fig. 19.