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Provenance

deposited by Tiepolo and his son Giuseppe Maria Tiepolo in the Somaschi Convent, Santa Maria della Salute, Venice; Conte Leopoldo Ciognara; by exchange to Antonio Canova [1757-1822], Venice; his half brother Giambattista Sartori-Canova; Francesco Pesaro, Venice; purchased 1842 by Edward Cheney [1803-1884], London; his brother in law, Colonel Alfred Capel-Cure; (his sale, Sotheby's, London, 20 April 1885, no. 1024); (E. Parsons and Sons); (P.&D. Colnaghi, London); Richard Owen, Paris; Mrs. Vincent; (sold, Sotheby's, London, 6 July 1967, no. 21, repro.); John and Paul Herring; (Rosenberg and Stiebel Gallery, New York); (Herman Shickman Gallery, New York); acquired 1982 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1994
The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, 182, 183, 496, no. 101 (repro. p. 183, color)(entry by Colin Harrison).
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 67.
Bibliography
1994
The Glory of Venice. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Museo del Settecento Veneziano - Ca'Rezzonico, Venice; Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, 1994-1995: 496, no. 101.