Piero Corsini. Italian Old Master Paintings: Fourteenth to Eighteenth Century. Exh. cat., Piero Corsini, Inc. New York, 1984, pp. 54–55, no. 25, ill. (color), dates it between 1705 and 1715.
Keith Christiansen in Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 1986–1987. New York, 1987, p. 36, ill., notes the influence of Ludovico and Annibale Carracci and suggests a possible date of 1695–1700.
Terisio Pignatti. Venezia: mille anni d'arte. Venice, 1989, pp. 287–88, ill. (color), erroneously as still at Piero Corsini; dates it about 1724, during Ricci's mature rococo phase.
Annalisa Scarpa. Sebastiano Ricci. Milan, 2006, p. 259, no. 331, fig. 102, calls it Rest on the Flight into Egypt, lists it as on the art market about 1960–70, and states that Pallucchini attributed it to Ricci in writing in 1960.