Signed with monogram and dated by the artist at lower right, in black chalk, "VG 1653". Inscribed on the verso: in lower left corner, in graphite, "Mer / d 2.L oox... / f 36 / no ["o" in superscript] 600", with "Gg" written in black ink over the number "600"; and at lower center, in graphite, "8".
Watermark: Countermark: Letters "LR". Placed between chain line
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 173, repr.
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. 59, 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. 91.
Hawley, Joseph Henry, Sir, 1813-1875, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.