Kneeling figures of this type appear in scores of paintings by the Bassano family—compare for example the woman at lower right in Francesco Bassano’s Calvary in the Musée du Louvre—but this particular kneeling woman has not yet been linked to a specific canvas. Although probably the work of Francesco, an alternate attribution to Leandro Bassano has also been proposed.
Toledo 1940, no. 72; Tietze and Tietze-Conrat 1944, 45, no. 98.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 75a, repr.
Watermark: none visible through lining.