Signed and dated, in brown ink, at lower left, "Johannes Thopas"; and at lower right, "Fecit 1654". Inscribed on the verso, in graphite, at lower center, "22"; at lower right, "fr 50-".
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 153, repr.
The drawing forms a pendant with an oval portrait drawing of a man, also signed and dated 1654, in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin (Inv. no. 5674).
Piek, W. F., former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.