Inscribed on verso, at lower right, on made up part of paper, in pen and black ink, "MHS / [two digits] # (cropped by lower edge of paper)".
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 273.
Philip Pouncey, Lotto disegnatore, Venice, 1965, 20, pl. 22.
W. R. Rearick, "Lorenzo Lotto: The Drawings, 1500-25," Atti del convegno internazionale di studi per il V Centenario della nascita di Lorenzo Lotto, Asolo, 1980, 31, fig. 13.
The Genius of Venice, 1500-1600, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1983, under no. D.21 (entry by David Scrase).
The drawing was identified by Philip Pouncey as a design for intarsia on the rood screen of S. Maria Maggiore, Bergamo. The scene is one of four designed by Lotto and executed by Gianfrancesco Capodiferro.
Piancastelli, Giovanni, 1845-1926, former owner.
Brandegee, Edward, former owner.
Brandegee, Mary, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.