Signed at lower right in pen and black ink, "H. Gravelot inven".
Watermark: Fragment with letter "D".
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 322.
This preparatory drawing for the "Almanach Iconologique" (Paris, 1769; p. 6) was engraved in reverse by Delongueil. The illustrations for the seventeen small volumes of the "Almanach'' were the result of a collaboration by Gravelot and Nicolas Cochin (1715-1790); nine volumes were engraved after Gravelot's designs, and eight after Cochin's designs.
Olry-Roederer, Louis, former owner.
Ryskamp, Charles, former owner.