In publishing the drawing in 2013, Michael Matile suggested that the enigmatic subject is a representation of Cornelia rejecting Ptolemy’s crown – the episode of the noble Roman widow refusing to marry King Ptolemy of Egypt. Both the names of Biagio Pupini and of Bartolomeo Ramenghi, called Bagnacavallo, have been suggested as authors of this sheet. The two artists, who began to collaborate around 1511, shared a very similar graphic technique. Both often used ink and wash in combination with white heightening, achieving similar painterly effects in their drawings. The particularly rich and fluid execution of this sheet, together with the typology of the figures, especially closely recalls works by Pupini, such as the drawing with The Queen of Sheba and her retinue in the Louvre (inv. 3922; see D. Cordellier and B. Py, Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay. Département des Arts graphiques. Inventaire général des dessins italiens, V, Paris, 1992, II, no. 886, ill.).