Röttgen saw only a partial photograph of this painting, which he nevertheless included in his catalogue raisonné, dating the work to circa 1621/22. This painting is the prototype for another version, attributed by Röttgen to Arpino's pupil, Bernardino Parasole, today in the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples (fig. 1).1

Fig. 1 Giuseppe Cesari, called Il Cavalier d'Arpino (or Bernardino Parasole), Noli Me Tangere, oil on canvas, 45.2 x 57.2 cm. Galleria Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples © Bridgeman images

1 Inv. no. 765; see H. Röttgen, Il Cavalier d'Arpino, exh. cat., Rome 1973, pp. 134-35, cat. no. 54, reproduced.