A study in reverse and with differences for a picture in S. Giovanni Battista, Bologna, datable close to 1778 (D. Biagi Maino, Ubaldo Gandolfi, Turin, 1990, pp. 277-8, no. 155, fig. 222). Gandolfi explored the composition in a number of studies, reversing the subject and altering the position of different elements such as the putti and the cross. A differently composed drawing is in the Courtauld Institute of Art, London (Inv. 318) and a further variation is in a private collection (P. Bagni, I Gandolfi: Affreschi, dipinti, bozzetti, disegni, Bologna, 1992, nos. 532-3). Biagi Maino mentions a total of three studies of the composition, but as the measurements of these drawings do not correspond with the present drawing this is likely to be an additional one.