Provenance

Art market, Genoa, c. 1974.[1] Private collection, Switzerland; (Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox, London), 1981-1982; Saul P. Steinberg [1914-1999], New York; purchased 1 June 2000 through (Richard Feigen and Co., New York) by NGA.

Exhibition History
1982
Painting in Naples 1606-1705: From Caravaggio to Giordano, Royal Academy of Arts, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Fondazione Agnelli, Torino, 1982-1983, no. 33, repro. (not shown in Paris).
1984
Bernardo Cavallino of Naples, 1616-1656, Cleveland Museum of Art; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; Museo Pignatelli Cortes, Naples, 1984-1985, no. 68, repro.
2009
Ritorno al barocco : da Caravaggio a Vanvitelli [Return to the Baroque. From Caravaggio to Vanvitelli], Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples, 2009-2010, no. I.96, repro.
Bibliography
1985
Grabski, Józef. "On Seicento Painting in Naples: Some Observations on Bernardo Cavallino, Artemisia Gentileschi and Others. II. The Ruffo Triumph of Galatea." Artibus et Historiae 6, no. 11 (1985): 41-55, repro.
1985
Stoughton, Michael. "Bernardo Cavallino. Fort Worth." The Burlington Magazine 127 (March 1985): 194.
1986
Enggass, Robert. Review of Ann Percy, Ann T. Lurie, et al., Bernardo Cavalino of Naples, 1616-1656, exh. cat. Cleveland Museum of Art, 1984. The Art Bulletin LXVIII, no. 1 (March 1986): 168-169.
1999
Bissell, R. Ward. Artemisia Gentileschi and the Authority of Art. University Park, Pennsylvania, 1999: 287-292, no. 49, as by Artemisia Gentileschi and Bernardo Cavallino.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 162-163, no. 122, color repro.
2005
De Vito, Giuseppe. "A note on Artemisia Gentilieschi and her collaborator Onofrio Palumbo." The Burlington Magazine 147 (November 2005): 749.
2005
Lattuada, Riccardo. "New Documents and Some Remarks on Artemisia's Production in Naples and Elsewhere" in Artemisia Gentileschi: Taking Stock, ed. by Judith W. Mann. Turnhout, 2005: 89.
2005
Marshall, Christopher R. "An early inventory reference and new technical information for Bernardo Cavallino's 'Triumph of Galatea'." The Burlington Magazine 147 (January 2005): 40-44, fig. 34.