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Inscription

lower left, brown ink, signed, Anellofalcone; verso of backing, along left margin, in graphite, andere alte Zuschreibung Giov Bonatti; verso of backing, lower center, 215; verso of backing, lower left in another hand: 890/2/p and Frs 1; verso of backing, lower right, #8, and in another hand, Aniello Falcone

Provenance

Heinrich Beckmann, Bremen (1874 - 1940) (Lugt 2756a); (his sale, R. Puppel Berlin, 27-28 February 1941, no. 118). Bernhard Funck [1895-1993], Munich. Herbert List [1903-1975], Munich (Lugt 4063). Ursula and Adolf Ratjen, Vaduz, for Wolfgang Ratjen; Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1977
Stiftung Ratjen. Italienische Zeichnungen des 16. - 18. Jahrhunderts, Graphische Sammlung, Munich; Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf; Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart. Munich, 1977, no. 62.
1979
Zeichnungen Italienischer Meister aus den Sammlungen Schloss Fachsenfeld, Stiftung Ratjen Vaduz. Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, and Kunstmuseum Luzern. Lucerne, 1979, no. 175.
1984
Civiltà del Seicento a Napoli. Museo del Capodimonte, Naples, 1984, 2: 84, no. 3.25 (entry by Julien Stock).
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2011, no. 27.
Bibliography
2003
Farina, Viviana. 'Per Aniello Falcone disegnatore." Unpublished dissertation, Università degli Studi di Napoli, "Federico II," 2003, no. F/f1.
2009
Spinosa, Nicola, ed. Ritorno al Barocco: da Caravaggio a Vanvitelli. 2 vols. Museo di Capodimonte and elsewhere in Naples. Naples, 2009, 2: under no. 3.26.