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Provenance: (see Wildenstein records in file): G. Fenwick Owen; his sale, Sotheby’s London, 16 February 1949, lot 24; Colnaghi’s, London (sold 1949); Mr. and Mrs. Winslow Ames, Saunderstown, R.I.; gift to their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Littlefield; Wildenstein, New York (sold 1983 to FAMSF).
Museum purchase, Bruno and Sadie Adriani, Ludwig A. Emge, Ruth Haas Lilienthal, Roscoe and Margaret Oakes Income Fund, and Lucie Stern Fund
Exhibitions: (see Wildenstein records in file):
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City : The Winslow and Anna Ames Collection of Drawings, 1955, checklist;
Jewett Art Center, Wellesley College,Wellesley, MA (also Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York): Eighteenth Century Italian Drawings, a Loan Exhibition, l960. exh. cat. no. 44, repr. pl. 16, noted in intro. by J. Cox Rearick;
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.: Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Winslow Ames, 1965, exh. no. 71;
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford,CT (also Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston): One Hundred Master Drawings from New England Private Collections. 1973-1974. exh. cat. by Franklin W. Robinson, cat.no. 29, p. 72; (see copy in file);
National Gallery of Art, Washington,D.C. (also Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Saint Louis Art Museum): Venetian Drawings from American Collections, l974-l975. exh. cat. by Terisio Pignatti, cat. no. 61, p. 34, repr.;
FAMSF, CPLH: Master Drawings from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 3 Aug - 13 Oct 1985, exh. cat. by Robert Flynn Johnson and Joseph R. Goldyne,cat. no. 15, p. 46, repr. p. 47, entry by Robert Flynn Johnson;
CPLH, 20 years of collecting: Director's Choice, 7 March - 14 June 1987;
FAMSF, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum: Italian Old Master Drawings from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 2 Feb - 24 April 1994;
Ref.: Pignatti, Terisio: Diesegni Antichi del Museo Correr di Venezia(Venezia: Neri Pozza, 1980), vol. I, p. 29, repr.fig. 25;(see copy in file);
CPLH, TREASURES, 11 Nov 1995 - 3 March 1996.
bust view of a young woman, an apple visible in her right hand