Inscribed by Esdaile in pen and brown ink on recto of mount, "Lorenzo Bernini"; signed and dated by him on verso, "W. Esdaile 1816".
Inscribed in pen and brown ink on railing of stairway to crypt, "C. Bernin. E. Rom".
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Sixteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969-1971. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, p. 116.
Watermark: none visible in raking light.
The design of the baldachin with the congregation of clerics has been cut out from an earlier sheet and combined with a later drawing of the interior of the church.
The model was in place between 1628 and 1631.
Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
Goldschmidt, Lucien, former owner.