Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 38 (Sale info: For Sale).
Schidone was the pupil of the Caraccis, on leaving whose school, he applied himself diligently to the study of the works of Raffaelle and Coreggio, and imbibed so strongly the graces of the latter artist, that many of his works have been mistaken for those of this great master. The present picture is little more than a sketch, but so beautiful, and so full of sentiment, as to do honor, rather than disparage the fame of the noble painter whose style it so closely resembles. [Pp. 6-7.]
Catalogue of W. Hayward's Collection of Paintings by the Ancient and Modern Masters, now exhibiting at Corinthian Gallery, corner of Milk and Federal Streets, (Entrance in Federal Street.) Boston: Eastburn's Press, 18 State Street, 1840.