Part 1: Inscribed on the verso across the lower half, by the artist, in brown ink (reading in the order of the monuments represented on the recto), "Horti Medicei; S. Trinità de' Monti; Palatium Pontifi / cis in Quirinali; Mons Pincius olim Collis hortulorum; Capitolium; Columna Antonini; Aventinus; il Giesù; Pantheon / hod. La Rotonda; S. Andrea della Valle; S. Agnese; S. Maria del'Anima"; and at upper center edge, in an old hand, in graphite, "No. ["o" in superscript] 789". Inscribed on the mount, in the lower right corner, in another hand, in brown ink, "no. ["o" in superscript] 24".
Part 2: Inscribed on the verso at upper right, by the artist, in brown ink, "Gesicht van Romen buyten Porta del popolo"; below this, in the hand of Johan van der Marck AEgzn, in graphite, "Door Joan De Bisschop"; across the lower half, by the artist, in brown ink (reading in the order of the monuments represented on the recto), "Monte Mario; S. Maria in Valli / cella vulgo La Chiesa / Nova; Palatium / Sfortiae ["e" in superscript]; S. Maria del popolo; Porta del popolo seu Flaminia; MontesÖVaticani; S. Gio. Batta ["a" in superscript] de' Fiorentini; Castel S. Agnolo seu / Moles Adriani; S. Spirito in Sassia; Palatium Columnensium; Santo Officio; Tiberis; S. Pietro in Vaticano; Prata Quintia vulgo sed rectius Neroniana; Belvedere"; and at the lower center, possibly in the hand of Ploos van Amstel, in black chalk, "h. 13 d / b. 40 d". Inscribed on the old mount, underneath the drawing: at the lower right within the border, in another hand, in graphite, Lco ["c" in superscript, "o" in subscript]:ao:-"; and in the lower right corner, outside the border, in brown ink, "no. ["o" in superscript] 24"; an inscription formerly on the verso of the mount, apparently in graphite or black chalk(?), "N. 21 komt uit Gerrit Braamkamps VerklÖ", is no longer visible.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 131.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Sixteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969-1971. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, p. 109.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Major Acquisitions of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1924-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1974. Vol. 2: Drawings, no. 43, 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. 118, repr.
Denison, Cara D., and Helen B. Mules, with the assistance of Jane V. Shoaf. European Drawings, 1375-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, no. 85, 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. 29.
In two parts. Originally the drawing was executed on two sheets of paper joined together; the join is evident to the left of center. Some time in the eighteenth century or earlier, the drawing was cut to the right of this join and divided into two equal parts.
Sheet 1: Watermark: Fleur-de-lis in shield, surmounted by crown, over 4 and "WR"; Strasbourg lily Sheet 1: Watermark 128127wm1_029w1_1968_6.jpg
Sheet 1: Countermark: letters "IHS" with a cross (Christogram) (similar to Heawood, no. 1785: 1670); Cross rising from crossbar of "H", placed across two chain lines, probable twin to sheet 2. Sheet 1: Watermark (countermark) 128127wm2_029c1_1968_6.jpg
Sheet 2: Watermark: Fleur-de-lis in shield, surmounted by crown, over 4 and "WR" (Strasbourg lily). Sheet 2: Watermark 128127wm3_029w2_1968_6.jpg
Sheet 2: Countermark: letters "IHS" with a cross (Christogram) (similar to Heawood, no. 1785: 1670); Cross rising from crossbar of "H", placed across two chain lines Sheet 2: Watermark (countermark) 128127wm4_029c2_1968_6.jpg
Tonneman, Jeronimus, 1688-1750, former owner.
Tonneman, Maria, d. 1752, former owner.
Braamcamp, Gerret, former owner.
Marck, Johan van der, 1707-1772, former owner.
Smitt, Coenrad, former owner.
Metayer, Louis, 1728-1799, former owner.
Ploos van Amstel, Cornelis, 1726-1798, former owner.
MacGowan, John, -1803, former owner.
Forbes, William, Sir, 7th Baronet of Pitsligo, 1773-1828, former owner.
Somerwell, Peter, Mrs., former owner.