Inscribed on the verso, at the lower center, by the artist, in brown ink, "aen de Springh te Kleef". On the verso of the old mount, at lower right center, in Robinson's hand, in black ink, "Jan Doomer / From Lord Palmerston's colln ["n" in superscript] / formed 1770-1801 / sold at Christie's April 24 1891 / JC Robinson". Graphite inscriptions, formerly at the lower right corner, in three different hands (no longer visible), "Doomer / Domer / From Lord Palmerston's colln".
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 218, repr. (recto only).
Rembrandt and His Century : Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century : From the Collection of Frits Lugt, Institut Néerlandais, Paris. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library; Paris, Institut Néerlandais, 1977, under no. 30, n. 11.
Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, no. 112, repr. (recto only).
Denison, Cara D., and Helen B. Mules, with the assistance of Jane V. Shoaf. European Drawings, 1375-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, no. 83, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 58.
Temple, Henry, Viscount Palmerston, 1739-1802, former owner.
Temple, Henry John, Viscount Palmerston, 1784-1865, former owner.
Palmerston, Emily Lamb, Viscountess, 1787-1869, former owner.
Ashley, Evelyn, 1836-1907, former owner.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.