Variously inscribed in pencil by the artist, "une figure genée ou assise ou courbée / Hypothénuse / medecine / Chimie - Corne - fiole"; atelier stamp in red ink at lower left corner (Lugt S. 838a).
Watermark: Garden of Holland, Pro Patria (cf. Churchill 127-153). Rampant lion holding sword and wheat sheaves, inside fence, with figure holding staff with hat on tip.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 159.
Probably preliminary ideas for the decoration of the library of the Palais Bourbon, Paris, 1838-1847.
Schatzki, Walter, 1899-1983, former owner.
Stampfle, Felice, donor.