The style of the present sheet is close to Perino's fluent use of the pen and ink, and if by the artist it should be a very early work, possibly when he first arrived in Rome around 1516-17, when Perino is still influenced by his Florentine training in the bottega of Ridolfo Ghirlandaio (1483-1561).
Small losses at the top edge and along the right edge of the column to the right and on column to the left. Some other very small losses to the right of the Madonna's shoulders. Some buckling of the paper at the top. Some grey and brown staining scattered. Paper possibly slightly faded. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."