Private Collection, Naples, Italy (?)
Private Collection, Florence, Italy (?) 
1968 – 1969/01/15
Artibus SA, Geneva, Switzerland 
National Gallery of Canada, purchased from Artibus SA, Geneva, through Heim Gallery Ltd. (François Heim and Andrew Ciechanowieki), London, UK 
 In a letter to the NGC Research Curator Myron Laskin, Jr., Andrew Ciechanowiecki notes: “Concerning the Memento Mori it was purchased in Italy, if I remember well in Florence, but with a definitely indicated Neapolitan provenance.” [letter dated February 12, 1980, NGC curatorial file].
 See note .
 According to the Heim gallery records, the work was on consignment from Artibus SA, Geneva since 1968 [Heim Gallery records, Commission book, 1966-1970, C91004-202, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA]. The work was included in a 1968 sales catalogue by Heim Gallery and offered as by Lorenzo Vaccaro [“Baroque paintings, sketches & sculptures for the collector.” Heim Gallery, London, Autumn Exhibition 1968, lot no. 76].
 Accession log [NGC curatorial file].