Inscribed on verso, in graphite, at lower right, "Oudry"; at lower left, "IV / SA / L616-"; also at lower right, stamp of an artist's palette in purple ink, "M. v.d. Burgh / Huis-/ en Decoratieschilder / SCHIEDAM"; inscribed in pen and black ink, over the stamp, "p. 97".
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Sixteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969-1971. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, p. 118.
Denison, Cara D. French Drawings, 1550-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, no. 62.