Solimena's fresco is in the church of S. Paolo Maggiore, Naples. Fragonard's drawing from which this counterproof was taken is in the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena (Inv. A. 2628; Rosenberg and Brejon de Lavergnée, op. cit., p. 340, no. 21, illus.).
Signature: Inscribed 'Du Solimena Eglise de St Paul a Naples'
P. Rosenberg and B. Brejon de Lavergnée, Panopticon italiano: un diario di viaggio ritrovato, 1759-1761, Rome, 1986, p. 340, under no. 21.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York, 5-7 December 1974, lot 549.
About Jean-Honoré Fragonard
French, 1732-1806, Grasse, France, based in Paris, France