Another version of this composition is in the Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid,1
formerly attributed to the Master of the Cabanyes, who Dr. Fernando Benito has since identified as Vicent Maçip. The present panel differs slightly in certain compositional details, and also appears to have had its original gold ground painted over at a later stage. Maçip's son, Joan de Joanes (1510–79), whom he trained in his workshop, went on to become the leading painter working in Valencia during the mid-16th century.
We are grateful to Dr José Gómez Frechina for endorsing the attribution to Vicent Maçip on the basis of digital photographs.
1 Inv. no. 08448; see M.A. Villar et al., Grandes maestros de la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano, A Coruña 2003, p. 18, reproduced in colour.