On the verso, signed, dated, and inscribed by the artist, at lower left, in brown ink, "J: Cats Ao[o in superscript] 1769, / Te Castricom, ut(?) de Gedagten."; inscribed below this, by Goll van Franckenstein, in brown ink, "N 1473"; at center left, in graphite, "2195"; and at upper left, also in graphite, "1667".
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis within a shield over 4, fragment.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 239, repr.
Goll van Franckenstein, J. (Johann), 1722-1785, former owner.
Goll van Franckenstein, Johan, 1756-1821, former owner.
Goll van Franckenstein, Pieter Hendrik, 1787-1832, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.