F. Magani, Bozzetti, modelli e piccoli dipinti del Sei e Settecento Veneto, Padua 2008, pp. 34–36, reproduced.
This or another version of the subject of similar size is recorded by Magrini in the Wilson Collection in London (M. Magrini, Francesco Fontebasso, Vicenza 1988, p. 148, cat. no. 77. Canvas, 72 x 54 cm.)
In overall good condition. The canvas is lined, the paint surface is clean and the varnish is clear and even. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals retouching along all four margins, particularly the upper margin and upper left and right. There are also spot retouchings scattered throughout the sky, but seemingly little intervention to the lower half of the picture. Offered in a carved and gilt wood frame in very good condition. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."