Provenance

Pietro Monaco [1707-1772], Venice, Italy (engraved and published by him in 1743 in Raccolta di centododici stampe di pitture della storia sacra and reissued in 1763); Ann Payne Robertson, New York; (sale Sotheby & Co., London, November 26, 1970, no. 71); Armand Hammer Collection, 1970; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1971
Exhibited with the Armand Hammer collection from 1971, beginning with the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco; except Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, 1971, and Tennessee Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, Nashville, 1976.
1974
Venetian Drawings in American Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1974; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 1974-1975, pp. 36, 68, no. 68.
1976
Old Master Drawings from American Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976, pp. 50-51, no. 58, repr.
1978
Master Drawings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art and Promised Gifts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1978, p. 73.
1987
Master Drawings from the Armand Hammer Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 97-98, no. 15
1994
The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, 180, 182, 495, no. 96 (repro. p. 180, color)(entry by Colin Harrison).
1996
iepolo and his Circle: Drawings in American Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and the Pierpont Morgan Library, no. 12
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 66.
Bibliography
1966
Linda Bayer, letter to the Editor, Master Drawings vol. 4, no. 2 (1966), p. 169 (mention of drawing).
1970
Tiepolo: A Bicentenary Exhibition. Exh. cat. The Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, 1970: under no. 11.
1971
The Armand Hammer Collection. Exh. cat. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1971: no. 67.
1974
Pignatti, Terisio. Venetian Drawings from American Collections. Washingon, 1974: 36-37.
1975
Debs, Barbara Knowles. "Venetian Drawings from American Collections," Print Collector's Newsletter, Vol. 5, no. 5, Nov./Dec.1975, p. 112.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 672, no. 1075, color repro.
1987
Master Drawings from the Armand Hammer Collection. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1987: 97-98.
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: no. 96.
1996
Tiepolo and His Circle. Drawings in American Collections. Fogg Art Museum, Cambirdge, and Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. Cambridge, 1996: 48-49.