This caricature depicts the French jeweler Rinaldo Le Vieux, born ca. 1664. He opened a goldsmith shop in Rome in 1697 and is recorded as living on Via de Corso with his wife, Giovanna Vaillant, and their children around 1705–07. On 7 June 1721, he was elected Chamberlain of the Guild of Goldsmiths despite being away from the city and living in France at the time. Ghezzi met Monsieur Le Vieux at the home of Cardinal de Polignac when Le Vieux later returned to Rome. A nearly identical caricature by Ghezzi of Monsieur du Le Vieux is located in the Vatican Library in the Ottoboniani Latini album, 3115, on page 180r. It is inscribed ‘Monsieur Leviu Orefice Francese, il quale fa il Mestiere in case, e va’ per tutte le Case di Dame di Roma, e fa’ il cavaliere, et io Cav. Ghezzi havendolo veduto dell’Em. Polignac me’ ne’ sono lassato Memoria il di 4 Gennaro 1725’, describing how Le Vieux worked from home and did business by charming Roman ladies and visiting them in their homes.