Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, with traces of black chalk and opaque white watercolor, on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper
Inscribed recto of mount, lower center, in graphite: "Diana by Rembrandt"; in graphite: "34 (in a circle) "58"; lower right corner, in graphite: "4454"; verso of mount: false Peter Lely mark; lower left, in graphite: "Skipe and Samuel van Hoogstraten, 1627–678"
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A.E. Popham, intro., Catalogue of the Well-known Collection of Old Master Drawings, Principally of the Italian School, formed in the 18th century by John Skippe, Now the Property of Edward Holland Martin, Esq. (London: Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., 1958), p. 193, lot no. 272, pl. 37.
Werner Sumowski, Bemerkungen zu O. Beneschs Corpus der Rembrandtzeichnungen II (Bad Pyrmont, 1961), under no. 710, p. 14.
Werner Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, ed. And trans. Walter L. Strauss (New York: Abaris Books, 1981), vol. 5, no. 1252x , p. 2772–73 (ill. p. 2772 ).
Birmingham, City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Commemorative Exhibition of the Art Treasures of the Midlands, 1934, p. 54, no. 203, as Rembrandt.
London, Royal Academy of Arts, Drawings by Old Masters, Aug. 13–Oct. 25, 1953, vol. 1, no. 322.
Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Handzeichnungen Alter Meister aus Schweizer Privatbesitz, Jan./Feb. 1968, p. 78, no. 158 (ill). [Werner Sumowski, author]
Stanford, Stanford Art Gallery, 2 November–14 December 1969; Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, 27 January–8 March 1970; New York, Finch College Museum of Art, 1 April–15 June 1970, Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Kurt Meissner (Stanford Art Book 10, Department of Art, Stanford University), no. 69, p. 73 (ill).
Art Institute of Chicago, New Acquisitions: Old Master Drawings, Dec. 2, 1989–June 8, 1990, no cat.
Art Institute of Chicago, From Pontormo to Seurat: Drawings Recently Acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago, Sept. 10, 1991–Jan. 5, 1992, n.p., cat. 14; also New York, Frick Collection, Apr. 23–July 7, 1991.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age”, September 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020, pp. 127 (ill.), 131, 302-3cat. 41, cat. by Victoria Sancho Lobis, et. al.
John Skippe. Edward Holland Martin, Esquire. Mrs. A. C. Rayner-Wood, by 1934 [Birmingham 1934 exh. cat.]; sold, Christie’s, Nov. 20–21, 1958, lot 272, to Dr. R. Schilling (for 150 pounds) [annotated sale catalogue and Baden-Baden 1968 exh. cat.]. Kurt Meissner (1909–2004), Zurich and Zolliken [stamp (Lugt 4665), on mount, recto, lower left, in black]. British Rail Pension Fund; sold by Lexbourne Ltd., London, to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1989.
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