Brian Sewell related this drawing to a picture of Saint Sebastian by Francesco Furini (1603-1646) at Schleissheim (R. Maffeis, in Un'altra bellezza Francesco Furini, exhib. cat., Florence, Palazzo Pitti, no. 34, ill.). The pose of the figure, however, is not very close to the one in the picture and the drawing differs in technique and style from the two known sheets by Furini that are studies for the Saint Sebastian (R. Maffeis, op. cit., no. 54, ill.).