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Provenance

Probably Marchese Giorgio Clerici [d. 1736], Milan;[1] by descent in his family until at least 1770. Josef Cremer, Dortmund, by 1914;[2] by descent in his family;[3] (sale, Sotheby's, London, 6 July 1988, no. 62). (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 24 May 1991, no. 69). (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 10 December 1993, no. 97, bought in). private collection, Japan; purchased 6 June 2003 through (Hall & Knight Ltd., New York and London) by NGA.

Bibliography
1907
Goering, M. "Ricci, Sebastiano." In Thieme-Becker. 37 vols. Leipzig, 1907-1950: 28(1934):253, as Kommunion d. hl. Magdalena.
1914
Cremer, Josef and Hermann Voss. Collection Geh. Kommerzienrat Cremer, Dortmund, 3 vols. [Dortmund?], n.d. [1914]: 1:pl. 44; 2[?]:43.
1976
Daniels, Jeffery. L'opera completa di Sebastiano Ricci, Milan, 1976: no. 13, repro.
1976
Daniels, Jeffery. Sebastiano Ricci. Hove, 1976: 24, 139, no. 81.
2006
Scarpa, Annalisa. Sebastiano Ricci. Milan, 2006: 25, 341.
2012
Coppa, Simonetta. "Precisazioni sull'opera di Sebastiano Ricci a Monza e a Milano." In Sebastiano Ricci, 1659-1734: Atti del Convegno Internazionale di Studi, 14-15 dicembre 2009, Venezia, Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Edited by Giuseppe Pavanello. Venice, 2012: 240 fig. 15, 243, 244.