Cignani was a pupil of Correggio, and this picture has been esteemed by good authority as one of his best works. He founded the Clementine Academy at Bologna, and was one of the most celebrated painters of the Lombard School. [P. 9.]
Catalogue of Original Oil Paintings, both Ancient and Modern, the Entire Collection of J.G. Batterson, Esq., now on exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Hartford: Press of Case, Lockwood & Company. 1864.