Signed at lower left in pen and brown ink, "P.J. Redouté"; numbered, beneath details, in graphite, "184.108.40.206.5."
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 373.
Preparatory drawing for Redouté's "Les Liliacées", I, Paris, 1802, no. 45.
Josephine, Empress, consort of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1763-1814, former owner.
Beauharnais, Eugène de, 1781-1824, former owner.
Leuchtenberg, Dukes of, former owner.
Weyhe, Erhard, former owner.
Hoepli, Ulrico, 1847-1935, former owner.
Evans, Thomas Mellon, Mrs., former owner.