Signed at lower right, in black chalk, partially cut off, "WR(in ligature)OMEY..."; inscribed on the verso, at upper right corner, in an old hand, in brown ink, "45P(?) ["P" in superscript]".
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 216, repr.
Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, no. 111, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 259.
The drawing is related to, and no doubt preceded, the signed painting of the subject, previously in the collection of F.C. Butôt and now in the Lugt collection, Institut Néerlandais, Paris (Inv. no. 1975-S.3).
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.