Inscribed at lower center, in brown ink, "Rymsdyk's Museum"; on mount beneath drawing, in brown ink, "Michel Angelo. Buon."; on verso of mount, at upper center, in pen and red ink, "Lot 928"; at bottom left, in pen and brown ink, "1847. Dr[r superscript]. Cramers Sale Oxford. / -f."; at lower center, in pencil, "from Charles1st & Sir Peter Lely's Collections."
A. Hyatt Mayor et al., Builders and Humanists: The Renaissance Popes as Patrons of the Arts, exh. cat., University of St. Thomas Art Department, Houston, Texas, 1966, p. 88, no. 47, repr. (Pellegrino Tibaldi; for Sala Paolina in Castel Sant'Angelo).
Konrad Oberhuber and Dean Walker, Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings From the Collection of János Scholz, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1973-1974, no. 48, repr. (Tibaldi; similar in style to those in Louvre and Uffizi).
Charles Ryskamp, ed., Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980, New York 1981, p. 218.
Filippa M. Aliberti Gaudioso et al., Gli affreschi di Paolo III a Castel Sant'Angelo. Progetto ed esecuzione 1543-1548, 2 vols., Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, 1981-82, vol. 2, p. 201.
William M. Griswold, "Some Newly-Discovered Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Beccafumi, Savoldo and Tibaldi," Apollo, 140, no. 393, November 1994, p. 26, repr. fig. 3.
Jennifer Tonkovich, "Rymsdyk's Museum: Jan van Rymsdyk as a Collector of Old Master Drawings," Journal of the History of Collections, 17, no. 2, December 2005, p. 158.
Richard J. Campbell and Jane Immler Satkowski, eds., Master Drawings from the Collection of Alfred Moir, exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis; The Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, State College; The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans; and San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, 2000, p. 87, under no. 48.
Lanier, Nicholas, 1588-1666, former owner.
Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649, former owner.
Lely, Peter, Sir, 1618-1680, former owner.
Rymsdyk, Jan van, fl. ca. 1770, former owner.
Cramer, Dr., former owner.
Goldstein, Max A. (Max Aaron), 1870-1941, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.