Ralph Holland's notes record that A.E. Popham told him the drawing belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps and then his grandson, T. Fitzroy Fenwick. Most of that collection went to the British Museum, but a part was sold in the 1940s to the London book dealer, Lionel Robinson. It is plausible that Popham, who catalogued the whole collection for Fenwick2, recognised this study.
1. N. Turner and P. Joannides, 'Some Drawings by Michelangelo and his circle in the Prado,' Boletin del Museo del Prado, vol. XXI, no. 39, 2003, pp. 8-23
2. A.E. Popham, Catalogue of Drawings in the Collection formed by Sir Thomas Phillipps..., London 1935
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