Inscribed on the verso, in Esdaile's hand, in black ink: at center, "A View of Dort-by A. Cuyp"; at lower right, "WE(erased) 1807 - Trowards collection P 26(crossed out and changed to "35"). N...84". Esdaile's initials have been scraped away from the right corner of the recto and at the beginning of the inscription at the left corner on the verso.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, no. 121, repr. (as possibly representing Dort).
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 53.
Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830, former owner.
Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.