Black chalk with stumping, with traces of charcoal, heightened with touches of white chalk, on blue-gray laid paper, discolored to cream, laid down on cream wood pulp board
39.3 × 29.6 cm (15 1/2 × 11 11/16 in.)
Dorothy E. Williams Fund
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The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Helen Regenstein Collection of European Drawings,” 1974, p. 23, cat. 9 (ill.), by Harold Joachim.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “151 Italian Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago,” 1979-1980, cat. 107, cat. by Harold Joachim and Suzanne Folds McCullagh; also traveled to Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Great Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago: The Harold Joachim Years 1958-1983,” July 24-September 30, 1985, pp. 48-49, cat. 14 (ill.), cat. by Martha Tedeschi.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “In Context: Recent Acquisitions to the Regenstein Collection, Thomas Gainsborough and Eighteenth-century Portraits of the Common Man,” February 20-April 28, 1995.
Sold by the artist to Count Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (died 1747), Venice [invoice]; by descent, Schulenburg family, Germany and Switzerland, to around 1971 [a letter from the Paul Drey Gallery dated May 24, 1971 in curatorial file]; sold to the Paul Drey Gallery, New York, by 1971 [letter mentioned above]; sold to the Art Institute, 1971.
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