Inscribed at lower center of mount, in pen and red ink, "Carlo Cignani"; on verso, at upper right, in pen and brown ink, "N. 1. / I believe this to be of Pietro da Cortona. As for Carlo Cignani, wee [sic] have so little of him 'tis hard to judge of his hand. / J. Richardson"; at lower right, in pen and brown ink, "The 15th night / Lot 66"; at lower right, in graphite, "a true / P. da Cortona / A. Pond"; at extreme lower right, in graphite, "4 - 4 - ".
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, IV, 173, repr.
Lely, Peter, Sir, 1618-1680, former owner.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.