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(Probably) Baron von Erdenfels, Austria (according to the armorial seal on the reverse).
Loeb Collection, New York.
with French Art Galleries, Inc., New York.
Henry Rogers Benjamin, New York; (+), Parke-Bernet, New York, 8 May 1947, lot 19, sold with a note reading 'endorsed verbally by Dr. Max J. Friedländer and accompanied by certificates by Dr. Herman Voss, Dr. Gustav Glück, Dr. Ludwig Baldass and Dr. Robert Eisenberger' (sold for $950).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 27 May 1987, lot 3 (£3,000 to Yves Mikaeloff, Paris).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 6 July 2000, lot 7.
W. Brücker, Conrad Faber von Creuznach, Frankfurt-am-Main, 1963, pp. 72-3 and 198-9, no. 42, illustrated (judged only from a reproduction in the Witt Library, London, the sitter's age therefore misread as 20, rather than 30, under 'Nicht überprüften Zuschreibungen').