Signed at lower right, in margin below the design, in black ink, "J Buys f 1781". Inscribed at lower right corner of sheet, in graphite, "22 (encircled)".
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 243.
The drawing is presumably a design for a book illustration.
McCrindle, Joseph F., former owner.