Concerning this picture and others from the Fesch Gallery, which were purchased by Henry K. Brown, Esq., for the present owner, Mr. Brown writes from Rome as follows: "He, "(the Cardinal Fesch)" had refused to bring his valuable collection to Rome, until he had obtained permission from the government to remove them at his pleasure. Accordingly there was a seal of the government giving this permission placed on the back of each picture." This seal being now on the back of the three pictures bought by Mr. Brown from this collection, (viz: Nos. 47, 87, 107,) give evidence that they are originals of old masters.--copies would have needed no such seal. [P. 9; see entries 00430048 and 00430089 for other works.]
Art Exhibition at the rooms of the Young Men's Association, in the Athenaeum, Troy. 1858. Troy, N.Y.: C.I. Mac Arthur's Steam Presses, 211 River Street. 1858.