oil on canvas
31.97 in. (81.20 cm.) (height) by 22.24 in. (56.50 cm.) (width)
Mantua, Palazzo Te/Palazzo Ducale, Gonzaga: la celeste galleria, le raccolte, 2 September-8 December 2002, no. 6.
R. Morselli, The Gonzaga family: Rubens and Collections of the Ducal Palace in Mantua, exhibition catalogue, New York, 2001, pp. 59-67. S. Schroth in the exhibition catalogue, Rubens: Dibujos para el retrato ecuestre del duque de Lerma, Madrid, 2001, pp. 41, 63. S. Lapenta, in the exhibition catalogue, Gonzaga: la celeste galerie, Mantua, 2002, pp. 91, 173-174, no. 6. D.S. Chambers and J. Martineau, review of the exhibition in Mantua, The Burlington Magazine, CXLIV, 2002, pp. 777-779, no. 1197.
Presumably painted for Vincenzo I Gonzaga (1562-1612), Duke of Mantua. Probably one of the Gonzaga pictures acquired by the Contarini family, Venice. Dr. Martin Schubart (1808-1891); (+), Hugo Helbing, Munich, 23 October 1899, no. 97, as 'Moroni'. Anonymous sale; Hahn, Frankfurt-am-Main, 7-8 May 1940, lot 181, as 'Moroni' (900 RM). Acquired by the present owner in 2000.