Inscribed, signed, and dated by the artist on the verso, at lower left, in brown ink, "Buÿten Haarlem / Tuschen Bloemendaal / en overveen / J. Cats fec 1786"; and at upper center, in another hand, in graphite, "J. Cats / W 150 5".
Watermark: none visible through lining.
Bloemendaal is a town in the bulb fields, just north of Haarlem; Overveen lies to the west.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.