Numbered at upper left of old mount, in graphite, "168".
Inscribed on verso of old mount, in three different hands, in graphite, "A true drawing and very good W / Bloemaert has been called the German Baroccio / True. has been engraved Ph".
Watermark: Serpent wrapped around staff, centered between chain lines. Lead white on drawing is visible in beta radiograph.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 229, repr.
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. 18, no. 29, repr.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.