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Inscription

all by later hand on mount, upper right in green ink: 42; lower center in graphite: Perino del Vaga; lower right in graphite: See Back; upper center verso in graphite: 9; upper right verso in graphite: 43; upper center verso in brown ink: a1 / C1AX; middle verso in graphite: 1-6 / LSEU; lower center verso in graphite: T. Zucchi / Pierino del Vaga 1500-1547; lower left in graphite: 245.4.1 / 27/4/4; lower right verso in black ink: amC; lower right verso in graphite: K6280; lower right verso in graphite: 10/13 38

Provenance

Dr. Christian David Ginsburg (1831-1914), Palmer's Green, England (Lugt 1145); Howard C. Levis (b. 1859), London (Lugt 565); Private collection, New York; (David Nisinson Fine Art, New York); purchased 1989 by NGA.

Bibliography
1981
Faldi, Italo. Il Palazzo Farnese di Caprarola. Turin, 1981: 101, 266 (related ceiling panel).
1995
Gere, John A. "Taddeo Zuccaro: Addenda and Corrigenda," Master Drawings, 33, no. 3 (Autumn 1995): 302, no. 249-B, fig. 83, and 238, under no. 39-A.
1995
Gere, John A. Taddeo Zuccaro: His Development Studied in His Drawings. London: Faber and Faber, 1969.Gere, John A. "Taddeo Zuccaro: Addenda and Corrigenda," Master Drawings, 33, no. 3 (Autumn 1995): 223-323.