Inscribed on mount, in a cartouche, in pen and brown ink, "TADDEO ZUCHERO / DA S. AGNOLO. / PITTORE"; on verso of mount, in a cartouche, in pen and brown ink, "TADDEO ZUCHERO DA S. / AGNOLO PIT."; in pen and brown ink, in another hand, "Ld[superscript d] Bentink Col"; in graphite, "Wellesly Coll".
Watermark: Two crossed arrows (cf. Briquet 6299).
Rhoda Eitel-Porter and and John Marciari, Italian Renaissance Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2019, no. 110.
Selected references: Indianapolis 1954, no. 42; Cologne 1963-64, no. 180; Gere 1969, no. 152; Notre Dame and Binghamton 1970, no. D25; New York 1971, no. 180; Norton 1971, no. 30; Washington and New York 1973-74, no. 6; Ragghianti Collobi 1974, 1:147; Fellows Report 20 1984, 187; Vienna and Budapest 1988-89, no. 23; Milwaukee and New York 1989-90, no. 22; New York and Chicago 1994, no. 72; Acidini Luchinat 1998-99, 1:65; Marciari 2018a, 123-24.
John A. Gere, Taddeo Zuccaro. His Development Studied in His Drawings, London, 1969, p. 181, fig. 44.
Konrad Oberhuber and Dean Walker. Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings From the Collection of János Scholz. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1973, no. 6 (includes full bibliography and exhibitions).
E. James Mundy, Renaissance into Baroque: Italian Master Drawings by the Zuccari 1550-1600, exh. cat. Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, and National Academy of Design, New York, 1989-1990, pp. 104-106, no. 22, repr.
William M. Griswold and Linda Wolk-Simon, Sixteenth-Century Italian Drawings in New York Collections,The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Art Institute, Chicago, 1994, pp. 80-82, no. 72, repr. (recto and verso).
From Leonardo to Pollock: Master drawings from the Morgan Library. New York, 2006, cat. no. 19, pp. 44-45.
Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574, former owner.
Gaddi, Niccolò, 1537-1591, former owner.
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797, former owner.
Bentinck, William Henry Cavendish, Lord, 1774-1839, former owner.
Wellesley, Henry, 1791-1866, former owner.
Drake, William Richard, Sir, 1817-1890, former owner.
Hugelshofer, Walter, former owner.
Goldstein, Max, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.