Inscribed on old mount in pen and brown ink, "Pietro da Cortona".
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 318.
Scholz, Janos, and Dean A. Porter. János Scholz, Musician and Collector. Notre Dame : Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, 1980, no. 156, repr.
Watermark: none visible through lining.
Study for the painting commissioned for the Chiesa Nuova in Perugia, now in the Pinacoteca, Perugia, dated 1643.
Hone, Nathaniel, 1718-1784, former owner.
Goldstein, Max A. (Max Aaron), 1870-1941, former owner.
Weitzner, Julius, -1986, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.