By the same hand as a drawing from Franz Koenigs's Collection in the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, reproduced by P. Wescher in 'Höllandische Zeichner zur Zeit des Lucas van Leiden', Oud Holland, 1928, XLV, p. 246, fig. 1. P. Wescher grouped that drawing along with others of similar technique around an artist he named Master of the Apostles' Miracles. Other drawings he attributed to this artist are in the Louvre (F. Lugt, Maîtres des anciens Pays-Bas, nés avant 1550, Paris, 1968, nos. 98, 101), in Brunswick and in the British Museum.
Eleven years later J.Q. van Regteren Altena published a large article in Oud Holland on Aertgen van Leyden where he gave the drawings attributed by Wescher to the Master of the Apostles' Miracles and the Master of 1527 (see previous lot) to Aertgen van Leyden.
This attribution seems to be confirmed by the early inscription on the present drawing.