ProvenanceJean-Baptiste-Florentin-Gabriel de Meryan, Marquis de Lagoy, Lugt 1710 (1764-1829), Aix en Provence (until 1834; his sale, Bonnefons de Lavialle, Paris, April 17, 1834, no.66, for 13 francs). Unidentified collector, Lugt 2508 (before 1929).* Sale, Christie's, London, March 20, 1973, no. 68, for $1,385 to Robertson. [H. Shickman Gallery, New York, 1974]. Sale, Sotheby's, London, December 7, 1978, no.23; Sale Christie's, Paris, March 18, 2004, no. 1; (Paul Prouté, Paris; 2004-13; sold to MIA)
*Several drawings can be traced to both the Marquis de Lagoy's collection and the unidentified collector, Lugt 2508, so presumably they passed between collections as a group; see, for instance, Andrea Camassei's "St. Sebastian Clubbed to Death," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. no. 65.137); Pierre Dumonstier's "Right Hand of Artemisia Gentileschi Holding a Brush," British Museum, London (inv. no. Nn,7.51.3); and Pietro Faccini's "Assumption of the Virgin," Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon (inv. no. 796).