Probably executed in preparation for the central section of a devotional panel, this sheet projects strong characterization of the figures and masterly handling of the media. The figures’ proportions, facial features and archaic composition resemble the work of a group of artists active in Lombardy under the dukedom of Ludovico Sforza, such as Bernardino Butinone, Bernardo Zenale and Francesco de’ Tatti. A finished drawing in Musée de Grenoble (inv. MG D 2) with Saints Jerome and Francis in the wilderness, the only sheet that has been plausibly attributed to this circle, compares closely to the Landolt drawing both in technique and expressive characterization of the figures (see E. Pagliano, De chair et d'esprit. Dessins italiens du musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, 2010, no. 2, ill.).