"This artist was born at Seville in 1559, and died at Madrid in 1660. This picture belonged to the spanish counsul in new york, and was sold with his effects in 1852. He pronounced it an original work, and valued it very highly."
Catalogue of a Loan Collection of Pictures forming the First Exhibition by the Art Association of Davenport, beginning February 23, 1878. Davenport: Egbert, Fidlar, & Chambers, Printers, 1878.