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Inscription

by unknown hand on mount, center verso in graphite: Giuseppe PASSERI / Aurora

Provenance

Possibly Hartwell Delagarde Grissell (sale, 28 May 1925, lot 18, "Giovanni Passeri, Allegory of Time, red chalk and brush, 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in."). (P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London, by 1961). Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.

Exhibition History
1961
Exhibition of Old Master Drawings. P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London, 1961, no. 67.
2012
The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2012, 70-71, no. 24 (entry by Carolina Mangone).
Bibliography
1976
Clifford, Timothy. "Another Clock Painted by Baciccio?" Burlington Magazine 118, no. 885 (December 1976): 852 note 4.