Inscribed in pen and black ink at upper right, in sun, "Great Man allows on thy / Works Lord God Almi[ghty] / [illegible]".
One of twenty-one original drawings executed for Thomas Butts, ca. 1805-10, illustrating the Book of Job. This sheet is no. 21 in the series.
Butts, Thomas, 1759-1846, former owner.
Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes, Baron, 1809-1885, former owner.
Crewe, Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, Marquis of, 1858-1945, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.