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Inscription

probably by artist across bottom in brown ink: Omero in atto di cantare la sua Iliade, presente Calliope-; later hand center verso in graphite: Tommaso Conca / study for / fresco in Rome; eRv//in graphite: R 18 x 22; lLv//in graphite: 6-May / [?]

Provenance

Julius S. Held [1905-2002], by 1970; gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1970
Selections from the Drawing Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Julius S. Held, University Art Gallery, Binghamton; traveling exhibition, 1970, no. 116.