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Provenance

Robert Udny, England, before 1802 (1722 - 1830)(Lugt 2248); Samuel Woodburn (1786 - 1853); Sir Thomas Lawrence, London (1769 - 1830) (Lugt 2445); Samuel Woodburn (his posthumous sale, Christie's, London, 7 June 1860, no. 691); purchased by Evans. (Sotheby's, London, 12 March 1963, no. 21); David E. Rust, Washington, D.C., 1963 - 1991; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1836
One Hundred Original Drawings by Zucchero, Andrea del Sarto, Polidore da Caravaggio and Fra Bartolomeo, collected by Sir Thomas Lawrence, Lawrence Gallery, London (7th Exhibition), April 1836, no. 47.
1987
Drawings by Raphael and His Circle, Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1987, no. 82.
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, NGA, Washington, D.C., 1991, 12-13.
2009
From Raphael to the Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2009, 146-148, 452, no. 27 (entry by Linda Wolk-Simon) (color).
Bibliography
1969
Marabottini, Alessandro. Polidoro da Caravaggio. Rome, 1969: 1:310-311, cats. 51-52.
1978
Ravelli, Lanfranco. Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio. Bergamo, 1978: 121, cats. 52-53.
1986
Parma Armani, Elena. Perin del Vaga, L'anello mancante. Genoa, 1986: 40, 42, note 67, fig. 36.
1988
Leone de Castris, Pierluigi. Polidoro da Caravaggio fra Napoli e Messina. exh. cat. Capodimonte, Naples, 1988-1989 (Milan-Rome 1988): 7, fig. 6.
1988
Ravelli, Lanfranco. "Un fregio di Polidoro a palazzo Baldassini in Roma." Supplement to Atti dell'Ateneo di Scienze Lettere ed Arti 47. Bergamo, 1988: 43-44, figs. 64, 65.