Inscribed by the artist in pencil at lower left, "Frank LF / 1857-8"; at upper right, numerical computations.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 269
Presumably a preparatory study for the drawing signed and dated 1858, in the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa.
La Farge, Henry Adams, 1902- former owner.
La Farge, Oliver, 1901-1963, former owner.