Inscribed on the verso of the cardboard lining: at upper left, in an old hand, in brown ink, "12...Rimbrant No [o in superscript]. 63"; at center, in graphite, partially obliterated, "B Mount(?)"; and at lower right, in graphite, "Sonborough".
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 196, 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. 37.
Watermark: illegible fragment visible through lining.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, School of, Formerly attributed to.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.