Inscribed on verso, at lower edge, in graphite, "D25831" (Colnaghi stock number).
The location of this topographical view remains unidentified. There seems to be a small harbor in the distance at upper left behind what appear to be canons lined up behind a fort on a promontory. Coastal scenes are unusual in Cibo’s oeuvre, as are drawings with so extensive a use of watercolor.
Colnaghi 1962, no. 6; Bolten 1969, no. 110; Review of Acquisitions 1969, 170.
A review of acquisitions, 1949-1968 / Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : The Library, 1969, p. 170.
Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Thirteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1963 & 1964. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1964, p. 95.
Formerly attributed to Anonymous, Italo-Flemish School, ca. 1570.
Anonymous, Italian School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, Flemish School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Frolich, C. Mrs., former owner.