Verso, upper center in graphite: Pontormo Early; at center, 140 in a rectangle (oriented vertically); lower center, in another hand, Pontormo; lower left in pen and brown ink, three initials, R. E. P.(?); below that in another hand, c//964; and in the lower left corner in graphite, T. At lower right in graphite, AK; at lower right on a diamond-shaped piece of paper, glued onto the verso, in ballpoint(?): 275
Unidentified collector (initials inscribed on verso); Sir Robert Clermont Witt [1872-1952], London; Dr. C. R. Rudolf [died 1975](Lugt 2811b); (his sale, London, Sotheby's, 21 May 1963, no. 10 (as Jacopo Pontormo, Perseus and Minerva); (Michael Miller-Lucy Vivante Fine Art Inc., New York); The Horvitz Collection, 1997 (inv. D-I-86); (sale, New York, Sotheby's, no. 11, as Circle of Pontormo; unsold); gift to NGA in 2016
- Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Mr. C. R. Rudolf. London, Arts Council Gallery' Birmingham, City Museum & Art Gallery; and Leeds City Art Gallery, no. 58, pl. 11 (as Jacopo Pontormo)
- Gere, John. Review of Drawings from the Rudolf Collection. The Burlington Magazine 104, no. 707 (February 1962): 88 (as Pontormo).