Signed at lower right, in dark brown ink, "J Wit / invt". Inscribed on the verso, in lower left corner, in Ploos van Amstel's hand, in brown ink, "Jb. ["b" in superscript] d Wit f / h: 10 1/2 d / b: 13 d"; below this, in another hand, in graphite, "f. na".
A review of acquisitions, 1949-1968 / Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : The Library, 1969, p. 177.
Adams, Frederick B., Jr., ed. Fifteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1967 & 1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 110-11.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 430.
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis in shield, surmounted by crown, over 4 and letters "WR", (Strasbourg lily), (similar to Heawood, no. 1828). Watermark, beta radiograph. Fleur-de-lis in shield 128468wm_1966_7_WM_beta.jpg
Ploos van Amstel, Cornelis, 1726-1798, former owner.