Brush and brown gouache and brush and brown wash, with touches of red and brown chalk, heightened with white chalk, over black chalk, on blue laid paper (discolored to pale brownish-gray)
47.8 × 37.2 cm (18 7/8 × 14 11/16 in.)
Helen Regenstein Collection
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Janos Scholz, “Drawings by Alessandro Magnasco,” Essays in the History of Art Presented to Rudolf Wittkower (London, 1967), p. 239.
Fausta Franchini Guelfi, Alessandro Magnasco (Genoa, 1977), pp. 219 and 225.
Harold Joachim and Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Italian Drawings in the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago and London, 1979), p. 68, no. 94, pl. 102.
Harold Joachim, Italian Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries and Spanish Drawings of the 17th through 19th Centuries (Chicago, 1980), no. 1D7.
Fausta Franchini Guelfi, “‘Le ‘Macchiette’ e ‘I Pensieri’ di Alessandro Magnasco,” Disegni Genovesi dal Cinquecento al Settecento, Giornate di Studio, May 9-10, 1989 (Florence, 1992), pp. 238-239, fig. 9.
Fausta Franchini Guelfi, Alessandro Magnasco: I Disegni (Genoa, 1999), no. 33, pp. 138-139, figs. 104-5.
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “Master Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago,” October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 13.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Helen Regenstein Collection of European Drawings,” 1974, pp. 12-13, cat. 3 (ill.), by Harold Joachim.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “151 Italian Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago,” December 1979-March 1980, cat. 94, by Harold Joachim and Suzanne Folds McCullagh; also traveled to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C..
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Great Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago: The Harold Joachim Years 1958-1983,” July 24-September 30, 1985, p. 40, cat. 9 (ill.), by Martha Tedeschi.
Milan, Palazzo Reale, “Alessandro Magnasco 1667-1749,” March 21-July 7, 1996, p. 284, cat. 92 (ill.).
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Genoa: Drawings and Prints, 1530-1800,” April 23-July 10, 1996, p. 76, cat. 87 (ill.).
Sold, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, May 24, 1955, lot 132. Otto Wertheimer, Paris [Joachim 1980]. Sold by Charles Slatkin Galleries, New York, to the Art Institute, 1962.
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