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Inscription

by later hand, upper left verso in pen and brown ink: Corto[ ] no 7; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: 47; by later hand, lower right verso in pen and brown ink: Pietro da Cortona

Provenance

Baron Milford [1744-1823; Lugt 2687], Pembrokeshire, as by Pietro da Cortona. Anthony Blunt [1907-1983], London; (Martin and Sewell, London, by 1970); Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York, 1970; bequest to NGA, 2008.

Exhibition History
1964
The Sir Anthony Blunt Collection. Courtauld Institute Galleries, London, 1964, no. 26.
1970
Master Drawings. W. A. Martin and Brian Sewell, London, 1970, no. 22.
1972
Italian 17th Century Drawings from British Private Collections. Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, 1972, no. 48.
1991
Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Joseph F. McCrindle. The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1991, no. 49 (cat. by Frederick A. den Broeder).
2012
The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2012, 64-65, no. 21 (entry by Oliver Tostmann).
Bibliography
1965
Vitzthum, Walter. "Review of The Sir Anthony Blunt Collection Exhibition Catalogue." Master Drawings. 3, no. 4 (1965): 405.
1986
Davis, Bruce W. The Drawings of Ciro Ferri. New York, 1986: 238.
1994
Harris, Ann Sutherland. Review of Frederick A. den Broeder, Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Joseph F. McCrindle. Master Drawings 32, no. 1 (Spring 1994): 68.