VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
An old label formerly on the reverse suggested that the picture was in the Galleria Lomellini, Genoa, until shortly before 1885, as Palma Giovane.
Anonymous sale (+); Christie's, London, 22 April 1994, lot 43, (where acquired by the present owner).
L. Frohlich-Bum, Ein Neuaufgetauchtes Bild von Valerio Castello, Pantheon, XXIII, 1965, pp. 181-2, illus.
C. Manzitti, Valerio Castello, Torino, 2004, p. 236, no. C3, illus.
Nice, Antique Dealers' Fair, 1885.
London, The Arcade Gallery, Garantiert Echt: A loan exhibition to celebrate an eightieth birthday, June 1974, no. 8.