Inscribed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Bellisario"; on verso, in pen and brown ink, "Gius...d'Arpino".
Stampfle, Felice, and Jacob Bean. Drawings from New York collections. II: The seventeenth century in Italy. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1967, no. 16, repr.
In the Shadow of Vesuvius : Neapolitan Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. New York : Finch College Museum of Art, 1969, no. 16, repr.
Drawing is preparatory for a fresco in the Gesù Nuovo, Naples.
Scholz, János, former owner.