Inscribed at upper right edge, in brown ink, cut off. Inscribed on the verso, at lower right, in graphite, "33".
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 349.
The drawing is one of literally hundreds of bird studies by Holsteijn the Younger, who was commissioned by Agnes Block (1629-1704) to make drawings of her collection of exotic birds to compliment the drawn records of her botanical collection (see 1984.10 and 1984.11).
Thorne, Landon K., Jr., Mrs., donor.