(Probably) Carlo Francesco Ferrari, Prevost of Crevalcuore.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 30 May 1973, lot 57 (to Leggatt Bros).
with Agnew's, London, by 1973, where purchased by the current owner.
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
G. Campori, Raccolta di cataloghi ed inventari inediti, Modena, 1870, p. 430.
D.S. Pepper, 'England and the Seicento, Bolognese Paintings from British Collections at Agnew's', Burlington Magazine, vol. 115, no. 849, December 1973, pp. 823-827, fig. 89.
R.E. Spear, 'L'Inghilterra ed il Seicento', Arte Illustrata, VII, 1974, p. 220.
G. Feigenbaum, Ludovico Carracci. A Study of his later career and a catalogue of his paintings, PhD diss., Princeton University, 1984, pp. 219-220, no. 17, fig. 20.
A. Brogi, Felsina minore 1600-1620. Studi carracceschi, PhD diss., Università degli Studi di Bologna, 1989, p. 61, note 36.
A. Brogi, Ludovico Carracci, Bologna, 2001, I, p. 193, no. 80; II, pl. 171.
B. Bohn, Ludovico Carracci and the Art of Drawing, Turnhout, 2004, p. 120, no. 19, fig. 19a.
London, Agnew's, England and the Seicento, 6 November-7 December 1973, no. 20 (note by C. Whitfield).