Inscribed by Esdaile on verso at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Gainsboro / 1822 WE-G. Frost's coll. N 40x / N".
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 54.
Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788, Formerly attributed to.
Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.