Numbered on the verso, at center, in graphite, "16".
Watermark: Foolscap with at least five points, over "4" and three balls, fragment. (similar to Heawood, no. 2009: England, 1680).
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 314.
By Willem van de Velde or studio.
The drawing is related to a painting formerly in the collection of Captain H. OKeover, (Sale, London, Christie's, 16 June 1936, lot 65).
Velde, Willem van de, 1633-1707, Studio of.
Holford, Robert Stayner, 1808-1892, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.