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  • "Francisco Permensis"
    Type: inscription
    Location: former mount (lost)
    Materials: pen and ink
  • eagle within shield over F (cf. Briquet 142-143)
    Type: watermark
  • James Bowdoin III( Collector, Boston) - 1811.
  • Bowdoin College Museum of Art( Museum, Brunswick, Maine) 1811- . Bequest
  • Old Master Drawings at Bowdoin College
    • Bowdoin College Museum of Art. ( 5/17/1985 - 7/7/1985)
    • Clark Art Institute. ( 9/14/1985 - 10/27/1985)
    • University of Kansas. ( 1/19/1986 - 3/2/1986)
    • Art Gallery of Ontario. ( 5/17/1986 - 6/29/1986)

The traditional attribution to Parmigianino was at first affirmed by Mather; then it was changed by him to Andrea Schiavone on the basis of the drawing's resemblance to Schiavone's etching of this subject (Bartsch 2, repr. Richardson 1980, fig. 24). Francis Richardson instead argues that the Bowdoin sheet is del Moro's preparatory drawing (and a copy of Schiavone's print) for his own etching of the subject (Bartsch I), which is in reverse to both this sheet and the Schiavone print. The unusual texture and flatness of the Bowdoin drawing perhaps indicate that it is a counterproof (or itself was transferred).

Commentary credited to David P. Becker (or not otherwise captioned) appeared in his catalogue Old Master Drawings at Bowdoin College (Brunswick: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1985).