Inscribed on the verso, in a 18th-century hand, at lower center, in brown ink, "200 stuckx" and "Oude weeskamer a Amsterd ("the old orphans hall at Amsterd[am]")"; numbered in graphite, at the upper left, "22" and "2"; and below the Dutch inscription, "18"; and inscribed below this, in brown ink, "bo".
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 175, 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. 246.
Temple, Henry, Viscount Palmerston, 1739-1802, former owner.
Temple, Henry John, Viscount Palmerston, 1784-1865, former owner.
Temple, Mary, Lady Palmerston, d. 1869, former owner.
Ashley, Evelyn, 1836-1907, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.