Watermark: Anchor in circle (similar to Heawood, no. 7: Paris, 1672).
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 270.
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. 63, repr. (as van Swanevelt).
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 282.
The artist's series of frescoes of "The Story of Joseph" in the Sala di Giuseppe in the Palazzo Pamphilj, Piazza Navona, Rome served as the direct prototype for the drawing as well as the drawing of "Joseph Sold into Slavery by his Brethren" now in the Prentenkabinet at Leiden University.
Lorrain, Claude, 1600-1682, Formerly attributed to.
Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
Woodburn, Samuel, 1785 or 1786-1853 former owner.
Drake, William Richard, Sir, 1817-1890, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.