Description For more information on this painting, please see Federico Zeri's 1976 catalogue no. 314, p. 442.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [1897 catalogue: no. 229, as Portrait of the Artist's Mother, by Caravaggio]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] On reverse of the canvas: Ritratto della Madre di Michel Angiolo da Caravaggio fatto da Lui stesso; [Transcription] On the stretcher: dell...dre del M A da Caravagio della Gal. Giustiniani
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902
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