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The Evelyn Family Trust, sold Christie's , London, 31 March 1977, lot 65 (together with its pair, depicting 'The Battle of Napoli di Romania').
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A. González-Palacios, Il gusto dei principi, Arte di corte del XVII e del XVIII secolo, Milan 1993, pp. 338-339, (fig. 599 illustrating the pair to the present table top).
Enrico Colle, Il Mobile Barocco in Italia, Milan 2000, pp. 302 and 322.