Signed with the artist's monogram, and dated in lighter ink by another hand, "1517". Inscribed by J.C. Robinson on verso of old lining, in black ink at lower right, "Bought at Sale of Miss James' / Collection of drawings at Christie's June 23 1891 / for 101 guineas against Gutekunst / for the Berlin Museum. / JCRobinson".
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 256, repr.
Denison, Cara D., and Helen B. Mules, with the assistance of Jane V. Shoaf. European Drawings, 1375-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, no. 34, repr.
Denon, Vivant, 1747-1825, former owner.
James, Miss, d. ca. 1891, former owner.
Robinson, John Charles, Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.