Valadier workshop until 1817; Giuseppe Spagna and his son Pietro Paolo, who took over the Valadier workshop and apparently gathered drawings from the Valadiers and their workshop in albums; the album containing this drawing purchased by a private collector, traveling in Italy toward the end of the 19th century; by descent; (Artemis Group, London). John Winter, London; (his sale, Sotheby's London, 10 December 2015, no. 127); (via Trinity Fine Art, Ltd); purchased 2015 by NGA.
- Valadier: Three Generations of Roman Goldsmiths, an Exhibition of Drawings and Works of Art. Artemis Group at David Carritt Ltd., London, 1991, no. 13 (album no. 42a).
- L'oro di Valadier: Un genio nella Roma del Settecento. Villa Medici, Rome, 1997, no. 64 (entry by Eleanor Thompson and John Winter).
- The Drawings of Luigi Valadier. Trinity Fine Art at the Salon du Dessin, Palais de La Bourse, Paris, 2011, no. 12 (color)(cat. by John Winter).
- González-Palacios, Alvar. Il gusto dei principi: arte di corte del XVIIe e del XVIII secolo. Milan, 1993, I: 207; II: 212, fig. 406.