by later hand, lower right in brown ink: di Gio: Fran.co Barbieri da / Cento; and in a different hand, below: 68
Possibly Pierre Crozat [1665-1740], Paris; Jean de Jullienne [1686-1766], Paris; (his sale, Paris, 30 March - 22 May 1767, no 437); to Pierre François Basan [1723-1797] (apparently for an Englishman who defaulted on his payment, so the drawing remained with Basan). Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brooks; gift 1990 to NGA.
- Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1991: p.60.