The subject and author of this sensitive portrait have yet to be identified. When it belonged to the Borghese family in Rome in the later nineteenth century, it was thought to be by the Florentine sculptor Benedetto da Rovezzano.
Borghese family (until 1892; sale, Palais du Prince Borghese à Rome, March 28- April 9, 1892, no. 721); Musée du Pavillon de l'Horloge, Villa Borghese, Rome (until 1893; sale, Pavillon de l'Horloge, Villa Borghese, Rome, March 13-24, 1893, no. 721); Ricasoli family ; [ Joseph Duveen , until 1910; sold to Altman ] ; Benjamin Altman (1910–13; bequeathed to MMA)