Inscribed on verso of mount, at top center, in light brown pen and ink, "Giovanno Antonio Bazzi / le ?seomie / Ex collection J. C. Robinson / E. Rodrigues". Numbered by the artist at left and upper edges, along the squaring lines, in black chalk, from 1 to 20.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 317.
Watermark: none visible through lining.
Probably a preparatory study for an altarpiece.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Rodrigues, Eugène, 1853- former owner.
Marignane, Maurice, 1879-1956, former owner.
De Beer, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.