The signature on this drawing forms the basis for the attribution of drawings of this type to Piattoli. This documentary evidence led Paul Oppé to reattribute to Piattoli a drawing in Sir Brinsley Ford's collection which had been previously been given to Longhi (H.D. Chapman, loc. cit.). Four drawings by Piattoli showing other parlour games were sold at Sotheby's, London, 15 March 1966, lots 46-49. See lot 58 in the present sale for more information on Piattoli.