Inscribed on the verso, at upper center, in brown ink, "Berchem / ..." [illegible]; at lower right, twice in graphite, "17"; and at bottom right corner, in another hand, in brown ink, "No. ["o" in superscript]..." [obscured by glue stain in corner].
Watermark: Countermark: Letters "CD" (similar to Heawood, no. 61: [van de Velde drawing of ca. 1665-6 in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich]), Letters placed on either side of one chain line, joined by bottom serif.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 206, repr.
Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, no. 102, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 23.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.