The right hand side of the compoistion derives Polidoro's original in the Musée du Louvre (see H. Wethey, The paintings of Titian, vol. I, The religious paintings, London 1969, pp. 172-3, cat. no. X-14, reproduced plate 208), and the left hand side of the composition derives from Polidoro's original listed by Berenson as formerly in the collection of Frank and Henry Farrer, London (see B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, vol. II, Venetian School, London 1957, ca. no. 1031, reproduced).