Signed and dated at lower right corner, "G. Cades 1791"; inscribed in pen and brown ink on separate sheet attached to verso, "Disegno di Giuseppe Cades eseguito nel quadro da esso fatto in S. Andrea delle Fratte Sua Parocchia".
Stampfle, Felice, and Jacob Bean. Drawings from New York collections. III: The eighteenth century in Italy. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1971, no. 296, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 254-255.
Watermark: coat of arms with fleur-de-lis, surmounted by a crown (Heawood 1828).
Study for an altarpiece in S. Andrea delle Frate?, Rome.
Wallach, Hellmuth, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.