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Inscription

verso, pen and brown ink, [indecipherable, but possibly] [?]randolfi Gengo[?] [followed by a paraphe?]

Provenance

Unidentified collector, Italy; Wolfgang Ratjen, Munich; purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2011
Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2011, no. 41.
Bibliography
1990
Arbace, Luciana. "Luca Giordano disegnatore verso il 1675" Prospettiva 57-60 (1989-1990): 277. fig. 3 (as Luca Giordano).
1999
Scavizzi, Giuseppe. "Drawings by Artists in Giordano's Circle: Simonelli, Malinconico, and De Matteis." Master Drawings 37, no. 3 (Fall, 1999): 248, 252, 253, fig. 20, 260, note 42 (as Paolo de Matteis).
2001
Meyer, Joachim. "New Drawings by Luca Giordano and His Circle: Nicolò Russo, Baldassarre Farina, Nicola and Oronzo Malinconico." Paragone52, 3rd series, no. 39 (619) (September 2001): 93, note 14.
2003
Ferrari, Oreste, and Giusepppe Scavizzi. Luca Giordano, Nuove ricerche e inediti. Naples, 2003: 117, fig. 44 (as Paolo de Matteis?).