Inscribed on the verso, at lower center, by the artist, in brown ink, "de tùer bron toe Kobelens". On the old mount, underneath drawing, at lower right corner, in three different hands, "Domer / Scholar of Rembrandt / From Lord Palmerston's Colln ["n" in superscript] / Doomer". Inscribed on the verso of the mount, at lower center, in Robinson's hand, in black ink, "L.doomer / From Lord Palmerston's colln / formed 1770-1801 / Sold at Christie's Apl 24 1891 / JC Robinson".
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, 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. 113, repr.
From Leonardo to Pollock: Master drawings from the Morgan Library. New York: Morgan Library, 2006, cat. no. 49, p. 106-107.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 59.
Assueri, Reynier, d. 1777 or before, former owner.
Temple, Henry, Viscount Palmerston, 1739-1802, former owner.
Temple, Henry John, Viscount Palmerston, 1784-1865, former owner.
Temple, Mary, Lady Palmerston, d. 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.