Bartsch and Bohlin attributed the portrait of Duke Cosimo to Martino Rota, and the surrounding cartouche to Agostino. The subsequent discovery of a letter dated 1585 from Aldo Manuzio to Cavaliere Vinta, cited in Illustrated Bartsch, suggests that the portrait was engraved by Cesare dal Borgo.
Verso, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower left, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)
Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897
Harvey D. Parker Collection