The portrait depicts a man who is likely over forty years old, as suggested by the creases on the forehead and beside the nose as well as by the lachrymal sacs beneath the eyes.
Until 1910, collection of Count Grigoriy Sergeyevich Stroganov, Palazzo Stroganov, Rome; from 1910 and until 1920, with his descendants, Palazzo Stroganov, Rome; [ca. 1920, sold to Giorgio Sangiorgi, Rome]; acquired in 1921, purchased from G. Sangiorgi.
Pollak, Ludwig and Antonio Muñoz. 1911. Pièces de choix de la collection du comte Grégoire Stroganoff à Rome. p. 13, pls. XVII–XVIII, Rome: Impr. de l'Unione editrice.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1941. Roman Portraits, Vol. 1. no. 6, p. 1, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 4, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Zanker, Paul. 2016. Roman Portraits: Sculptures in Stone and Bronze in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 101, pp. 258–59, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.