Inscribed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Ottavio Semino"; on verso, in black chalk, "Antonio ga[..]".
Stampfle, Felice, and Jacob Bean. Drawings from New York collections. I: The Italian Renaissance. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1965, no. 1.
Study for central panel of ceiling fresco in the Gran Salone of Palazzo Giambattista Spinola, painted by Andrea and his brother Ottavio Semino ca. 1565.
Semino, Andrea, 1526-1594, Formerly attributed to.
Vallardi, Giuseppe, 1784-1861, former owner.
Weitzner, Julius, -1986, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.