One of a series of about twenty drawings depicting apostles and saints, half-length, all of approximately the same size and drawn in grey-blue wash (D. Angulo and A.E. Pérez Sánchez, A Corpus of Spanish Drawings, Seville 1600-1650, Oxford, 1985, nos. 9-23, pls. IV-VIII and A.E Pérez Sánchez, Tres siglos de dibujo sevillano, exhib. cat., Seville, Hospital de los Venerables, 1995, nos. 37-51). Twelve drawings are in the Kunsthalle, Hamburg, four in the Louvre (L. Boubli, Inventaire général des Dessins, école espagnole, Paris, 2002, nos. 78-81), and others in New York, Munich, Madrid and Ottawa. Another was sold in these Rooms, 6 July 1999, lot 128.
All these drawings were bought before 1842 in Andalusia by Frank Hall Standish, and were later part of King Louis-Philippe's sale in 1852.