Inscribed, signed and dated by the artist in pen and brown ink at upper left, "Les Ruines de la Villa de Mecenes à Tivoli Ph. Hackert. f. 1783".
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 169.
Watermark: none visible through lining.
Rowlands, Peter, former owner.
Auchincloss, Douglas, Mrs., donor.