Signed, dated, and inscribed on the mount, "The cave of Dionysus Syracuse July y(e) 10th 1772-- John Brown Fecit p(r). W Young E--".
Watermark: Strasbourg bend and fleur-de-lis over letters "C & IH".
Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 25, repr.
Denison, Cara D. et al. The Thaw Collection : Master Drawings and New Acquisitions. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1994, no. 45.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.