Inscribed in pen and brown ink at upper left, Ritrato di Lavinia / propria.
Cantaro, Maria Teresa, Lavinia Fontana, Bolognese: "Pittora Singolare" 1552-1614, Milan, 1989.
One of 19 drawings in an album of portrait studies by Fontana (IV, 158a-s). Album description: dark blue goatskin, tooled in gold, 14 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches (334 x 284 mm).
This drawing appears on folio 3. The old man in the present drawing recalls the figure of Saint Francis of Paola in Fontana's St Francis of Paola Blessing a Child (1590) in the Pinacotaca Nazionale in Bologna (no. 505), and may have served as a model for that figure.
Palmerston, Henry Temple, Viscount, 1739-1802, former owner.
Palmerston, Henry John Temple, Viscount, 1784-1865, former owner.
Palmerston, Emily Lamb, Viscountess, 1787-1869, former owner.
Ashley, Evelyn, 1836-1907, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.