Typically for Franco, many of the figures in this lively drawing were adapted from well known works by other masters that he admired. The soldier in the foreground that points to the risen Christ was derived from one of the figures in the fresco of the Battle of Milvian Bridge, which was executed by Raphael’s workshop in the Vatican. Franco’s figure of Christ shows his awareness of Francesco Salviati’s Resurrection fresco in Santa Maria dell’Anima (Rome), which was unveiled in 1550. Franco’s design must, therefore, date from after then. This spirited drawing was subsequently reproduced by Franco as a print that he etched himself. All the prints that Franco made using etching alone date to his last years in Venice.