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Inscription

across bottom in black ink: la dernière chose de ce genre de croquis faite a Rome en 1780 le 17 juillet et jetais parti le 18./; lower left: paraphes of E.D. and J.D.; by later hand, on album page at right in graphite: Dernier dessin / fait à Rome / la veille de / son depart-- / le 18 Juillet 80

Provenance

Estate of the artist (sale, Paris, 17 April 1826, under no. 66; withdrawn); Mme. David (sale, Paris, 11 March 1835, under no. 16); purchased by one of David's pupils, Mlle. X (name obliterated);[1] by descent in her family; (Bruno de Bayser, Paris); purchased 1998 by NGA.