"Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio. Caravaggio. (1495-1534.) The prodigal son. 59 x 41. This is a well preserved and undeniably able piece of work. It is bold and firm in treatment, strong and free in drawing and brilliant in coloring."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.