Provenance: Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach;
Cogswell no. 224, Hellman no.10 as “Horses”for the Villa Aurora by Guercino (George S. Hellman, Original Drawings by the Old Masters: The Collection formed by Joseph Green Cogswell, 1786-1871, New York: privately published, 1915);
Notes and attributions from old file and mat:
A.M. (Agnes Mongan) (July 1972): “Beautiful”.;
ASH (Ann Sutherland Harris) (n.d.) (on mat):NO. Gargiulio? [i.e. Domenico Gargiulo, called Micco Spadaro].
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
Stanford University Library: Baroque, 1964; University Art Galleries, University of California,Santa Barbara:Regional Styles of Drawing in Italy: 1600-1700, 1977, exh. cat. ed. by Prof. Alfred Moir, no. 43, p. 73, repr. on cover, entry by Edward R. Quick, noting this a study in reverse for the fresco and one of several such studies;
CPLH, Animals Real and Imagined, Nov 21, 1981 - Feb 7, 1982.
FAMSF, CPLH: The Horse in Art:: Selections from the Permanent Collection, 1985-1986;
FAMSF, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum: Italian Old Master Drawings from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 2 Feb - 24 April 1994.