Prince Alexis Orloff; Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 29-30 April, 1920, lot 141 (FF4,800 to Knoedler).
William H. Crocker (1861-1937), Burlingame, California; thence by descent to his son
Charles Crocker (1904-61), San Francisco; thence by descent to the present owners.
G. Knox, 'The Orloff Album of Tiepolo Drawings', The Burlington Magazine, 1961, CIII, no. 699, p. 275, no. 49.
San Francisco, The San Francisco Museum of Art, The Opening Exhibition, January-March 1935, and intermittently afterwards.
Oakland, California, Mills College Art Gallery, and Portland, Museum of Art, Exhibition, Old Master Drawings, 1937-38, no. 76.
Chicago, The Art Institute, Loan exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints by the two Tiepolos, Giambattista and Giandomenico, 1938, no. 50 (as St. John in the wilderness).