in later hand, lower center in brown ink: Guercino da Cento
Mrs. J.E. Colborne-Mackrell, by inheritance from her father, who lived in Hampstead, England; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 11 November 1965, no. 50); Mr. [d. 1970] and Mrs. Lester Francis Avnet, Great Neck, Long Island, NY; purchased 19 October 1971 by NGA.
- Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Francis Avnet, exh. circulated by the American Federation of Arts, New York, 1968, no. 32.
- NGA, Recent Acquisitions, 1974, 203.