Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink, "p/r [?]"; on the verso, at upper right center, in graphite, "p/r".
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 188, 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. 240.
The drawing displays a similar composition and motifs to those in a Rembrandt school sheet of the same subject in the Louvre, Paris (R.F. 1.980), which was attributed to Barent Fabritius (1624-73).
Fabritius, Barent, 1624-1673, Formerly attributed to.
Woodburn, Samuel, 1785 or 1786-1853 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.