Signed with a monogram at lower right, in brush and black ink, "JVR (in ligature)"; inscribed on the verso, at upper center at left margin, in brown ink, "Ruydael"; and at lower left corner, in another hand (that of Engelberts?), in graphite, "a / mk n k [n superscript, underlined] [k subscript]/ SL: AS COV:".
Adams, Frederick B., Jr. Eighth Annual Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1958, p. 72-73.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 166.
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. 117, repr.
Denison, Cara D., and Helen B. Mules, with the assistance of Jane V. Shoaf. European Drawings, 1375-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, no. 84, repr.
From Leonardo to Pollock: Master drawings from the Morgan Library. New York: Morgan Library, 2006, cat. no. 50, p. 108-109.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 260.
100 Master drawings from the Morgan Library & Museum. München : Hirmer, 2008, no. 62, repr. [Kathleen Stuart and Felice Stampfle]
Muilman, Dionis, 1702-1772, former owner.
Engelberts, Englebert Michaël, 1773-1843, former owner.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859, former owner.
Spencer-Churchill, E. G., former owner.
Asscher, Martin B., former owner.