Signed with initials at left center, in black chalk, "AV.(in ligature)O". Inscribed on the verso: at left, in brown ink, "Hs ["s"(??) in superscript]xv"; below this, in the hand of Ploos van Amstel, in graphite, "h 31/2 / b 3"; and in the lower left corner, also in the hand of Ploos, in graphite, "f n[?]".
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 129 (1), repr.
The drawing and I, 129 (2) are carefully executed studies done from life, from two different points of view, after the same elderly model and were evidently drawn at the same sitting, since the woman's clothing is identical in each.
Dusart, Cornelis, 1660-1704, Formerly attributed to.
Ploos van Amstel, Cornelis, 1726-1798, former owner.
Greville, Charles, 1762-1832, former owner.
Warwick, George Guy Greville, Earl of, 1818-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.