Inscribed on the old Richardson mount at upper left, in graphite, "81"; and at lower center, in Richardson's hand, in brown ink, "Rembrandt"; on the verso of the mount, at lower center, in Robinson's hand, in black ink, "J C Robinson / July 18 1893 / from Lord Aylesford Colln".
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 201, repr.
Stampfle, Felice and Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann. Rembrandt Drawings from American Collections. Cambridge, MA: Fogg Art Museum; New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1960, no. 31, repr.
Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, no. 71, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 215.
Watermark: illegible fragment visible through lining with fiber optic light.
The drawing is closely related to a drawing of a mounted horseman in the British Museum, London (Inv. no. 1859-8-6-74).
Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1694-1771, former owner.
Hudson, Thomas, 1701-1779, former owner.
Aylesford, Heneage Finch, Earl of, 1786-1859, former owner.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.