Inscribed by the artist in pencil at lower center, "The Mess Tent in Hyde Park 1780"; at lower right, "by P. Sandby".
Inscribed on verso in pencil at center, "VI / Bought at Leigh, Sotheby's & Wilkinson Sale 20 July 1853 / (Dr. Wellesley's Collection) / (Trans)."
Watermark: Letters "IHS" with a cross (Christogram) over I * VILLEDARY (cf. Heawood 2971).
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.