Apparently related with Ferri's illustrations for the missal of Pope Alexander VII Chigi, published in Rome in 1662. An unsigned engraving of the final composition is markedly different but shows sufficient similarities to support the connection.
The missal included a frontispiece by Ferri's master Pietro da Cortona, and full page illustrations by Carlo Cesi, Guglielmo Cortese, Cortona himself, Ferri, Carlo Maratta, Jan Miel and Pier Francesco Mola. Ferri supplied five drawings, of which a drawing of The Last Supper is in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (J. Bean, op. cit., no. 171) and another of The Circumcision is in a New York private collection (F. Stampfle and J. Bean, Drawings from New York Collections, II, New York, 1967, no. 126). The decorative borders for the illustrations were designed by Lazzaro Baldi (see lot 49).