Part of a group of drawings which bear a charastistic inscription 'trevisani'. This group is often wrongly attributed to Francesco Trevisani but is in fact by his homonym Angelo Trevisani. A drawing bearing an old attribution to Angelo Trevisani, which is very close in handling to the present one, is in the Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe, Bologna, G. Gaeta Bertel, Artisti italiani dal XVI al XIX secolo, exhib. cat. Museo Civico, Bologna, 1977, no. 61, fig. 61. Another drawing by Angelo Trevisani was sold at Christie' London, 15 June 1976, lot 26.
Angelo was, like Francesco, from Venice. He studied with Zanchi and took from him his tenebrism. He painted altarpieces for Rovigo and Venice. A self-portrait is in the Uffizi.