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Inscription

by later hand, upper left verso in brown ink: Benedetto Castiglione; by later hand, across bottom verso in graphite: gravé par Benedetto Castiglione: Piece allégorique sur le (not deciphered) de stabilité des choses humaines / B XXI f25 2/8 27

Provenance

(James Bergquist, Newton Center, MA); purchased 2004 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2012
The Baroque Genius of Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., 2012
Bibliography
1802
Bartsch, Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna, 1802-1821: Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna: J.V. Degen, 1802-1821.
1971
Percy, Ann. Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione: Master Draughtsman of the Italian Baroque. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1971.
1982
Bellini, Paolo. L'opera incisa di Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. Milan, 1982.