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Inscription

in unknown hand, lower right verso in brown ink: sesant[u] pecodedessego; on former mount: R U from vol 2nd N22

Provenance

Nicholas Laniere (Lugt 2886), Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2092); Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery (sale, Sotheby's, London, 5-6, 9-10 July 1917, no. 354 (as Raphael Sanzio da Urbino?); anonymous British collector; NGA purchase via Sotheby's, London, in 1982.

Bibliography
1983
Brown, David Alan. Raphael and America. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1983: pp. 149-51, 196, note 133, figs. 85-87.
1983
Joannides, Paul. The Drawings of Raphael, with a Complete Catalogue. Berkeley, 1983.
1983
Knab, Eckhart, Erwin Mitsch, and Konrad Oberhuber. Raphael: Die Zeichnungen. Vienna, 1983: no. 129.
1983
Shearman, John. "A Drawing for Raphael's 'Saint George.'" The Burlington Magazine 125 (January 1983): 22, 25.