Inscribed on verso, in pen and light brown ink, "Pietro Cortona"; on mend in pen and dark brown ink, "Pietro Berretini da Cortona. / ob: 1669. aetat: 73. / Abedario. [sic] fol: 356"; in another hand, "38 / 28".
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 258.
Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976, no. 91, repr.
Preparatory study for one of the incidents in the story of Solomon on the vault of the Gallery of the Palazzo Mattei in Rome.
Goll van Franckenstein, J. (Johann), 1722-1785, former owner.
Goll van Franckenstein, Pieter Hendrik, 1787-1832, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.