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Inscription

verso, pen and brown ink, [indecipherable, but possibly] [?]randolfi Gengo[?] [followed by a paraphe?]

Provenance

Unidentified private collector of Luca Giordano(1). Jacques Petithory, Paris; Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

1. See David Lachenmann, Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Collection, Vaduz, Bern, 1996, no. 35, note 1.

Exhibition History
1995
Fünfzig italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Stiftung Ratjen, Vaduz. Liechtensteinischen Staatlichen Kunstsammlung, Vaduz, 1995, no. 35 (as Luca Giordano).
1996
Italian Drawings from the Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz. The Frick Collection, New York. Bern, 1996, no. 35 (as Luca Giordano).
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2011, no. 40.
Bibliography
2001
Meyer, Joachim. "New Drawings by Luca Giordano and His Circle: Nicolò Russo, Baldassarre Farina, Nicola and Oronzo Malinconico." Paragone 52, 3rd series, no. 39 (619) (September 2001): 88, pl. 65.