Inscribed at lower right, in black chalk, "Maria optimam partem elegit"; at lower right corner, in pen and brown ink, "Josephino Cades"; at lower center of mount, in a cartouche, in brown ink, "Gioseppino Cades".
Caracciolo, Maria Teresa. Giuseppe Cades 1750-1799 et la Rome de son Temps. Paris : Arthena, 1992, no. 29A.
Ferretti, Roberto, Duke of Castelferretto, former owner.
Riley-Smith, Crispian, former owner.