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Provenance

Principi di Fondi, Naples. Principessa Pignatelli della Leonessa; acquired 1937 by private collection, Europe; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 11 July 1980, no. 46, as The Martyrdom of Saint Januarius); private collection, England;[1] purchased 22 June 2000 through (Gurr-Johns, London) by NGA.

Exhibition History
1983
Loan to display with permanent collection, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, 1983-1993.
2005
Hope and Healing: Painting in Italy in a Time of Plague, 1500-1800, Worcester Art Museum, 2005, no. 27, repro.
2013
A Brush with Passion. Mattia Preti (1613-1699): Paintings from North American Collections in Honor of the 400th Anniversary of His Birth, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, 2013.
Bibliography
1999
Spike, John T. Mattia Preti. Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings. Florence, 1999: 161-162, no. 73.
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