Inscribed at lower left, with monogram, in pen and brown ink, "AVo ("A" and "V" connected and superscript "o").
Inscribed on verso: in an old hand, at lower right, in pen and brown ink, partially cut off, "Adriaen van" [Ostade]; at lower left, in graphite, "2705"; at upper right center, in graphite, "Granville & / Fairfax Murray / col. etc."; at lower center, "9 [superscript] 7 (8?) [subscript bellow superscript] 36".
Watermark: Countermark: Letters "PB" (similar to Heawood, no. 430), letters between chain lines, with B touching chain at right.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 283-284.
Anonymous, Dutch School, 17th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Ostade, Adriaen van, 1610-1685, Formerly attributed to.
Westcombe, Anthony, Sir, approximately 1680-1752, former owner.
Granville, Bernard, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Young, Owen D., 1874-1962, former owner.
Young, Owen D., Mrs., former owner.
Kenyon, W. Houston, former owner.