Possibly Filippo Buonarroti (1761-1839), descendant of Michelangelo; from whom acquired by
J.-B.-J. Wicar (1762-1834).
Possibly Samuel Woodburn; Christie's, London, 4 June 1860, lot 141 (as Michelangelo [...] 'A Female Figure Reclining: A Model for the Tomb of the Medici. Exquisitely finished in black chalk, and of the highest quality. From the Collections of Buonaroti and Vicar.'; sold for 18 gns to Col[naghi]).
William Russell (L. 2648); Christie's, London, 10 December 1884, lot 282 (as Michelangelo [...] 'Study of a female sleeping - black chalk'; sold for 55 gns to [J.C.] Robinson) (The drawing cited by Lugt, p. 500).
Sir John Charles Robinson (L. 1433 and L. 2141b), with his inscription 'From/ W Russell's/ collection/ JCRobinson/ 1885' (on a patch of paper added to the verso).
Sir Robert Mond.
Purchased by Brian Sewell in 1963 or earlier.
T. Borenius and R. Wittkower, Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings by the Old Masters formed by Sir Robert Mond, London, 1937, no. 213, Pl. XXXVI, as after Daniele da Volterra).
S.H. Levie, Der Maler Daniele da Volterra: 1509-1566, Ph.D., University of Basel, 1962, pp. 135 and 189.
P. Barolsky, Daniele da Volterra: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York and London, 1979, under no. 19.
J.A. Gere and P. Pouncey, Italian Drawings in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum: Artists working in Rome: c. 1550 to c. 1640, London, 1983, under no. 92.
P. Joannides, 'Daniele da Volterra's ''Dido'', The Burlington Magazine, CXXXV, 1993, no. 1089, pp. 818-9, fig. 42.
V. Krahn, in Von allen seiten schön: Bronzen der Renaissance und des Barock, exhib. cat., Berlin, Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin and Preußischer Kulturbesitz im Alten Museum, 1995-96, under no. 74, note 2.
V. Romani, Daniele da Volterra: Amico di Michelangelo, exhib. cat., Florence, Casa Buonarroti, 2003-4, under no. 41, fig. 90.
R.P. Cirardi and B. Moreschini, Daniele Ricciarelli: da Volterra a Roma, Milan, 2004, p. 240, ill.
E. Pagliano, in L’atelier de l’oeuvre. Dessins italiens du musée Fabre, exhib. cat., Montpellier, Musée Fabre, 2013, pp. 142 and 148, note 17, ill. p. 151, under no. 30.