The drawing is attached to a characteristic mount to which many drawings by Ricci are laid down. The provenance of these drawings was discussed by Alessandro Bettagno in 'Disegni di Marco Ricci: una questione di provenienza e un problema di dispersione', Hommage au dessin, mélanges offerts Roseline Bacou, Rimini, 1996, pp. 418-37. The drawings were bound together in an album broken up in the Geiger sale in 1920. The album was inscribed 'Sebastiani Ricci Bellunesis Pictoris Eximii Schedae' and was owned by Anton Maria Zanetti in the 18th Century. Alessandro Bettagno mentions that two books of drawings were described as by Marco Ricci on page 19 of the manuscript inventory of Zanetti's library in 1744.
Other drawings from this album were sold at Christie's, London, 4 July 1995, lot 8 and 6 July 1999, lot 127.