Inscribed with a false monogram at lower right, in brown ink, "AV.(in ligature)o".
Watermark: Crowned double-headed eagle around shield with bear motif. (similar to Churchill, nos. 440-41: 1652-81).
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 128 repr.
The drawing is connected with Adriaen van Ostade's painting of the subject, dating ca. 1670, in the British Royal collection at Buckingham Palace, London. Only the figures in the drawing may be by van Ostade, the rest of the drawing may have been completed by Cornelis Dusart (1660-1704), who took over the contents of his master's studio following his death in 1685.
Dusart, Cornelis, 1660-1704, Possible attribution.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.