Inscribed at lower edge, by the artist, in brown ink, "Anth. van Dyck [macron over y and c] pinxit" and "Girolamo Moneglia Nobile Genoese"; at lower right, in another hand, in paler brown ink, "J. Episcopius delin". On the old mount: at lower center, in brown ink, "Biscop"; in upper left corner, in graphite, "362"; and in lower right corner, "c.cd". On the verso of the old mount: at upper center, with Knapton code, in brown ink, "W. 26"; and at upper right corner, "5.N / L.24"; at upper left corner, in another hand, in graphite, "362"; and at upper center, also in graphite, "Drawing by Biscop" and "298".
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. 118.
Watermark: none visible through lining.
Drawing is a copy of Anthony van Dyck's portrait of the Genoese nobleman Gerolamo Moneglia. The current location of the van Dyck painting is unknown.
Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641 Copy after.
Knapton, George, 1698-1778, former owner.
Morrison, George, 1704?-1799, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.