Signed and dated in pen and brown ink below, "G. Fran.co [co in superscript] Zuccarelli fece.t / 1770"; inscribed on back of lining in pen and brown ink, "I have every reason to think that Zuccharelli gave this / to his friend Richard Wilson, the great Landscape Painter / when they were at Rome together, and that Wilson gave, or sold / it afterwards to his Patron my Grandfather B. Booth. J. Ford"; at left, in same hand, "see Wright's, Life of Wilson / ch. 1".
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 389.
Wilson, Richard, 1713-1782, former owner.
Booth, Benjamin, former owner.
Ford, James, Rev., former owner.
Heinemann, Lore, donor.
Morgan, P. Angus, donor.