Oil on paper affixed to panel, 31.1 cm by 22.9 cm.
Inscribed on the reverse in the 9th Earl of Exeter’s hand: ‘copy by the Revnd Mr. Peters from a picture by Tiziano in the Tribune at Florence, 1763’. Titian’s painting now hangs in the Metropolitan Museum, New York.
Matthew Peters, who later became a clergyman and chaplain to George IV, was a pupil of the artist Thomas Hudson. He also spent a period training in Rome and on his return to London in 1765, he became well-known for painting ‘in the Italian manner’.