Provenance: Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach;
Cogswell no.206 , Hellman no.77 as “Saint” by Luca Giordano (George S. Hellman, Original Drawings by the Old Masters: The Collection formed by Joseph Green Cogswell, 1786-1871, New York: privately published, 1915);
Erich Schleier (n.d.) ( from old file): Micco Spadaro;
Attribution to Spadaro supported in UC Santa Barbara catalogue (see below) because of similarity to Spadaro drawings in Janos Scholz collection and relation to Ribera.
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
University Art Galleries, University of California , Santa Barbara, Regional Styles of Drawing in Italy: 1600-1700, 1977, cat. ed. Alfred Moir, no. 18, p. 36.