Inscribed on the old mount, at lower center, in brown ink, "Rembrandt".; on the verso, [?where], in Robinson's hand, in black ink, "JC Robinson / from the Hon. Lewis Wingfield's sale / Feb 10 - 1892"; and on top of this, in graphite, "19 / No 4 [or 21]".
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 181, repr. (as Rembrandt).
Rembrandt and His Century: Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century: From the Collection of Frits Lugt, Institut Néerlandais, Paris, New York-Paris, 1977-78. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library; Paris: Institut Néerlandais, 1977, under no. 58, n. 9 (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. 239.
Watermark: none visible through lining with fiber optic light.
A weak copy of the Morgan sheet is in the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London. It is important in showing another full figure on the right of the composition, of which only a few indications remain on the Morgan drawing (which was clearly trimmed at some point at both top and right).
Fabritius, Barent, 1624-1673, Formerly attributed to.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Formerly attributed to.
Reid, George William, 1819-1887, former owner.
Wingfield, Lewis, 1842-1891, former owner.
Robinson, John Charles, Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.