The two figures on the right are studies for the Sacrifice of Polyxena, a large canvas, executed circa 1624, coming from the Sacchetti Collection and now in the Pinacoteca Capitolina, Rome (G. Briganti, Pietro da Cortona o della pittura barocca, Florence, 1982, no. 26).
We are grateful to Dr. Jörg Merz for confirming the attribution on the basis of a photograph.
Signature: With inscription 'Lodovico Caracci'
London, The Alpine Club, Old Master Drawings, May 1971.
G. Vallardi, with associated number in red chalk 'K114' verso (L.1223).
Possibly Th. de Bock (L.2435a).
with Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York (as Ludovico Carracci).
About Pietro Berrettini, called Pietro da Cortona
Italian, 1596-1669, Cortona, Italy, based in Rome, Italy