Inscribed at lower right corner, in brown ink, "Rembrandt".
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 176, repr. (as Rembrandt).
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 36.
Watermark: fragment of a foolscap with three balls (visible through lining with fiber optic light [similar to Heawood, no. 1921: 1648-9]).
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Formerly attributed to the School of.
Aylesford, Heneage Finch, Earl of, 1786-1859, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.