This print is from a series of 41 plates depicting Bolognese professions contained in an album. The prints in this album are from the third state, first published by Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi and was re-printed by the Calcografia Camerale (Bertarelli).
Inscription: At lower right: GMM [G unites M M] At lower left: Perde chi laua a' l' Asino la testa / Il tempo, la fatica, et il sapone; [continued at lower right] At lower right: Per schifar ogni perdita molesta, / Giouà adoprar con l'Asino il bastone. At lower right: 32
Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp