Inscribed by the artist in pencil at lower left, "P.S. Richmond," and at lower right, "Looking up the river Thames from Ham"; in a later hand in pencil at lower left, "Richmond".
Inscribed on verso in pencil at center "X / Bought at Leigh, Sotheby & Wilkinson's Sale 21 July 1853 / (Dr. Wellesley's Collection)".
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 169.
Adams, Frederick B., Jr. Fourteenth Annual Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1965 & 1966. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1967, p. 128.
Wellesley, Henry, 1791-1866, former owner.
Sandby, William, former owner.
Peake, G. J. A., former owner.
Peake, Hubert, former owner.
Josten, Peter W., 1922-2019, former owner.