Conte Luigi Amedeo Rati Opizzoni (1877-1946), Turin, by 1911, to whom gifted by the city of Bologna (according to family tradition);
thence by direct family descent (in New York by 1930), until sold in the following;
anonymous sale [Property from a New York Estate]; Sotheby’s, New York, 27 January 2005, lot 125 to a private collection;
anonymous sale [Property from a Private Collection]; Christie’s, London, 5 July 2018, lot 36;
The Klesch Collection.
Florence, Palazzo Pitti, “Mostra del ritratto italiano dal Caravaggio al Tiepolo”, 1911, no. 545 (as “Bolognese School, 17th Century”, lent by Conte Luigi Rati Opizzoni).
Naples, Museo di Capodimonte, “Tiziano e il ritratto di corte da Raffaelo a Carracci”, 25 March – 4 June 2006, no. C19.
Christie’s, London, “Art Adorned”, 22 November – 3 December 2019.
M. Marangoni, Il Ritratto Italiano dal Caravaggio al Tiepolo alla Mostra di Palazzo Vecchio del 1911, Bergamo, c.1927, p. 60, pl. XX.
A. Brogi, “Un ritratto di Ludovico Carracci”, Paragone, XXXVII, 1986, pp. 75-78, nos. 431-33, pl. 47.
A. Brogi, Ludovico Carracci, Bologna, 2001, I, pp. 176-7, no. 62; II, fig. 151.
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