Inscribed on the verso, in graphite: at lower center, "143"; and at lower left corner, in another hand, "B4". On the old mount, at center, in graphite, "JG" and "Geddes's Sale".
Watermark: Foolscap with seven points over "4" and three balls. Two balls on hat, curls in hair.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 221, repr. (as school of Rembrandt)
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 121.
On same mat as I, 215.
Koninck, Philips, 1619-1688, Formerly attributed to.
Eeckhout, Gerbrand van den, 1621-1674, Formerly attributed to.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Formerly attributed to.
Geddes, Andrew, former owner.
Gibbs, James, 19th cent., former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.