Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Ninth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1958 & 1959. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1959, p. 102.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 160.
Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. A-10, repr.
Like other figure drawings by Piranesi showing men wearing aprons and with rolled-up sleeves, this is likely a quick sketch of a printer in his workshop.
Hirsch, Robert von, former owner.
Davis, Richard S., 1917-1985, former owner.