Inscribed on slip of paper pasted on the verso, at upper left, in an old hand, in brown ink, "Vestiges des acqueducs de Frescati"; below this, in graphite, "P" and "33" (encircled); at lower left, in graphite, "AN" and "No ["o" in superscript] 844"; at lower right, in an eighteenth-century hand, in graphite, "Asselyn"; and below this, in graphite, "D 30805" (i.e. Colnaghi stock number).
Watermark: Grapes (similar to Heawood, no. 2232: Paris, 1643); cluster of grapes, short, hollow stem, centered between chain lines.
Exhibition of Old Master and English Drawings, P. and D. Colnaghi, London, 1969, no. 33.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Sixteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969-1971. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, p. 108.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 1.
Engraved by Gabriel Perelle (c. 1603-1677); (Hollstein I, 1949, 44, nos. 15-32); see 1969.8:2.
Sluyter, Hendrik van Eyl, 1741-1816, former owner.
Cranenburgh, Hendrick van, 1754-1832, former owner.
Knowles, William Pitcairn, 1820-1894, former owner.
Vischer-Burckhardt, Peter, 1869-1947, former owner.
Mensing, Ant. W. M., 1866-1936, former owner.
Mandele, W. van de, former owner.
Mandele-Vermeer, A. C. R. van de, Mrs., former owner.
Crawford and Balcarres, Earl of, donor.