Comparable in handling to a drawing of Two reclining nudes, of similar format and technique, in the Uffizi (H. Tietze and E. Tietze-Conrat, The Drawings of the Venetian Painters, New York, 1944 (reprinted 1970), no. A1898, pl. CXCV). While Hadeln gave the latter drawing to Titian in full, the Tietzes placed it closer to Tintoretto or perhaps Malombra, although they felt 'a certain reluctance to attribute as impressive a drawing as this to a minor artist' (op. cit., I, p. 315). W.R. Rearick reaffirmed the attribution to Titian, and dated it to 1546, following the artists return from Rome (W.R. Rearick, Il disegno veneziano del Cinquecento , Milan, 2001, p. 102 and fig. 44). Harold Wethey returns to the suggestion that it is close to Jacopo Tintoretto, suggesting a date circa 1560 (H.A. Wethey, Titian and his drawings, Princeton, 1987, no. A-43).