Inscription: At lower right, inscribed "Spranger" in pen and black ink. Verso: at center, inscribed "Spranger Ecole Allemande / h = 0,m 272 l = 0,m 195 / lefrun (?) ait (?) eto a Gerin 6,50 eu / 1841" in graphite; at center left, inscribed "9 héverin / L XVI im L atue / a... / ..../ 3 em..." in black crayon; at lower center, inscribed "G2" in graphite; at center right, inscribed "32 5 x 25" in black crayon; at lower right, inscribed "269" in graphite
Marking: At lower right, the collector's mark of Charles Gasc (Lugt 543)
Charles Gasc (French, Paris, ca. 1850–1860); Fabius collection (Paris); Vendor: Jean-François Heim (French)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 26, 1999–October 18, 1999.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague," November 3, 2014–February 1, 2015.
Artist: Bartholomeus Spranger (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1546–1611 Prague)Date: ca. 1580–1585Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, white heightening, over traces of black chalk, on paper washed blue and pinkAccession: 1997.93On view in:Not on view
Artist: Bartholomeus Spranger (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1546–1611 Prague)Date: ca. 1585Medium: Pen and brown ink, light and dark brown and gray wash, heightened with white (partially oxidized); traced for transfer.Accession: 1975.1.844On view in:Not on view