Inscribed at lower center, in pen and brown ink, "CF (or GF)".
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 326.
Copy after a work by Girolamo Muziano, Brescia 1532-1592 Rome.
The same composition appears in three other drawings: two attributed to Paul Bril (1554-1626), one in the British Museum (Inv. No. 1818.104.22.1683) and one in the collection of Hanna Kiel, Florence; the Uffizi owns another version of the same composition that is attributed to Cantagallina.
Muziano, Girolamo, 1532-1592, Copy after.
Wellesley, Henry, 1791-1866, former owner.
Kelly, David, Sir, former owner.
Calmann, Hans M., former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.