Inscribed on verso by the hand of the artist in pen and brown ink along the left margin, "6-by-7-1/2.feet".
Kraemer, Ruth S. Drawings by Benjamin West and his son Raphael Lamar West. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975, no. 224, repr.
Watermark: ... N HALL (according to Churchill, 1829).
Verso: Fragment of the draft of a letter by Raphael Lamar West offering his father's paintings to the government of the United States.
Margary, Harry, former owner.
Charles, Robert H., Mrs., donor.