Inscribed on the verso, at lower right, in graphite, "A. van den Velde". On the old mount, at lower center, in graphite, "Collo ["o" in superscript] Th-[or TL] & Bouillard" and "1655".
Watermark: Foolscap with five points, over "4" and three balls, fragment.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 152a.
Bouillard, Désiré, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.