This rapidly sketched drawing has been tentatively attributed to Polidoro da Caravaggio (see Matile, op. cit.). On the page are assembled different studies for figures related to a Deposition and a Lamentation which are spontaneously drawn in pen and ink and then heightened with white. Polidoro employed the same media in many of his drawings, yet this sheet is executed with unique fluidity. The mourning atmosphere in the drawing recalls a more finished composition by the artist, The Entombment, in the Louvre (inv. 592; see P. Leone de Castris, Polidoro da Caravaggio. L'opera completa, Naples, 2001, no. 198, ill.). An alternative attribution to Biagio Pupini dalle Lame (Bologna 1511-1575) has been suggested by Hans Calmann, and Julien Stock proposed an attribution to Perino del Vaga (1501-1547) (according to Robert Landolt’s typescript catalogue).