Inscribed on verso, in an old calligraphic hand, in brown ink, "Roeland Savery f."; above this, in graphite, "R. SAVERY".
Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 20, no. 34 repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 153-54.
Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century, Paris, Institut Néerlandais; Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten; London, British Museum; and New York, The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979-80, no. 43, repr.
Watermark: double-headed eagle, surmounted by single crown, with initials FB (close to Heawood 1300). Watermark (beta radiograph), Eagle, crown, letters "FB". 128129wm_1972_9_WM_beta.tiff.
Peart, Edward, former owner.