Oil on canvas, 42cm by 55cm.
On the reverse, a note in the distinctive hand of Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793) records: ‘From Signor Vitturi at Venice, Vicino a St. Vitale.’
Albani, born in Bologna, studied with the Flemish-born artist Denis Calvaert (1540-1619).
He was active in Bologna before moving to Rome where he became a principal assistant to Annibale Carracci (1560-1609).
He worked on a series of fresco cycles in both private palazzi and religious buildings.