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Provenance: Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach;
Cogswell no. 215, Hellman no.178 as “Two Warriors” by Perino del Vaga (George S. Hellman, Original Drawings by the Old Masters: The Collection formed by Joseph Green Cogswell, 1786-1871, New York: privately published, 1915);
Suggested attributions from old AFGA file and mat:
B. Davidson (Bernice Davidson, Frick Collection) (letter of 16 Feb. 1972 in file):Attributes drawing to Luzio Romano and thinks lunette was designed for the stucco frieze over the doorway leading to the Sala Paolina in the Biblioteca of the Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome;
Philip Pouncey (Nov. 1983):“General sphere of Perino del Vaga. Very close. Near to Luzio Romano. Check Raphael catalogue.”;
C. Goguel (Catherine Monbeig-Goguel, Cab. des Dessins, Louvre)(n.d.) (on mat): Luzio Romano?
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
FAMSF, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum: Italian Old Master Drawings from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 2 Feb - 24 April 1994.
an older and a younger warrior in full regalia, flanking a large urn with a staff or standard with an armless human form leaning on the front , covered ewer in LR corner