Signed and dated at upper right, in brown ink, "Av. (in ligature) Ostade 1673".
Watermark: Arms of Amsterdam, fragment (similar to Heawood, no. 347: 1676).
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 189.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 132.
An undated preparatory sketch, in pen and brown ink and gray wash, for this finished watercolor is in the British Museum, London. The version of the subject in the Biblioteca Reale, Turin is a copy of the Morgan drawing.
Kat van Oost-en West West-Barendrecht, Herman de, 1784-1865 former owner.
Nieuwenhuys, C. J., 1799-1883, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.