Signed at lower right, in black ink, "J van Strij". Inscribed on the verso, at lower left, in black ink, "Inscr. 1856 for C.M. / Sketch by Cuyp fine / £ [illegible price code]"; and at lower right, in graphite, "D & C Blauw / p.m. (i.e. "piel merk"; Dut.: "watermark")".
Watermark: D & C BLAUW. Crossing four chain lines.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 167, repr.
Fisher, Richard, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, former owner.