Inscribed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Lionardo da Vinci"
Rhoda Eitel-Porter and and John Marciari, Italian Renaissance Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2019, no. 36 (repr.)
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, II, 26.
Carminati, Marco. Cesare da Sesto, 1477-1523. Milan : Jandi Sapi, 1994, p. 244-45, D18 (recto) and D19 (verso).
One of thirty four sixteenth-century Italian drawings formerly mounted in a nineteenth-century album, the Cesare da Sesto Album.
According to Carminati, image of St. Michael on recto similar to Raphael's painting St. Michael Trampling the Dragon (Le Petit Saint Michel), 1515-1518, in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (n. inv. 608).
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.