Inscribed on the verso, in graphite, "V.V.G. / a b".
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 88.
This sheet is part of the same sketchbook as III, 175c and nine other surviving leaves.
Ottley, William Young, 1771-1836, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.