Roger Rearick argued that this drawing is undoubtedly by Jacopo Bassano but has suffered extensive water damage, which somewhat distorts its appearance. Rearick proposed a date of about 1564 and noted similarities to the figure of St. Peter in Bassano’s Sts. Peter and Paul in the Galleria Estense, Modena.
Oakland and San Francisco 1959, no. 5; New York 1960; New York 1961(d), no. 3; Columbia 1961, no. 1; Hamburg and Cologne 1963-64, no. 10; New Haven 1964a, no. 25; New York 1965-66, 68, no. 113; Middletown 1969, no. 19; New York 1971, no. 4; Washington and New York 1973-74, 134, no. 108; New York 1974 (a), 46; Scholz 1976, no. 56, 56; Olszewski 1981, no. 96; Bloomington and elsewhere 1983-84, no. 9; Rearick 1987, no. 8, pl. c.
Scholz 1959, no. 5, repr.
Scholz 1963-64, no. 10.
Oberhuber, Konrad, and Dean Walker. Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings From the Collection of János Scholz. Washington, D.C. : National Gallery of Art ; New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, no. no. 108, repr. (includes previous bibliography and exhibitions).
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 151.
Scholz, Janos. Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection. New York : Dover, 1976. no. 56, repr.
Watermark: anchor in circle, surmounted by leaves (not visible to the naked eye) (cf. Briquet I, 567. Mantova (Mantua).