Inscription: In black ink along lower left margin: "villa Deste magio 1765. C.N."
Possibly previously owned by Jules de Goncourt (French)and Edmond de Goncourt, French, Paris 1822 - Paris 1896, possibly their sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, February 16, 1897, lot 205; Possibly previously owned by Comtesse de Péthion , possibly in her estate sale, Paris, May 14-17, 1902, lot 7; Hôtel Drouot, Paris May 10, 1916, lot 82 bis; Annette Dreux , by descent to a private collection, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Eighteenth-Century French Drawings in New York Collections," February 3, 1999–April 25, 1999.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 8, 2007–March 25, 2007.
Perrin Stein, Mary Tavener Holmes Eighteenth-Century French Drawings in New York Collections Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999, cat. no. 45, pp. 102-103, ill.
Susanna Caviglia-Brunel Charles-Joseph Natoire, 1700-1777. Paris, 2012, cat. no. D. 717, 463, ill.
Tradition & Transitions Eighteenth-Century French Art from The Horvitz Collection. Alvin L. Clark Jr., 2017, 238.