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SLL in the plate: G MF;
ILL in the plate: TEODORO/ GHISI/ IN;
Colnaghi (mannerism catalogue n. 81, March 1974);
LC verso: Marcus Sopher (cat. 42);
Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection
CPLH, Recent Acquisitions, Part 1, 1500-1950, 7 March - 24 May 1987.
In a forest with hunting dogs, a putto raises a cloth to reveal Venus seated on a rock with Adonis, trying to restrain him from leaving for the hunt.