Inscribed at the lower center, in brown ink, "Luce 6 geeft V sal gegeuen worden"; farther below in cartouche, "Luce 6 ver 37 Geeft en V sal / gegeuen worden. Een volle wtgeschude / Maet". Inscribed by another hand, at lower left, in brown ink, "J. Jordaens". On verso, in large script at upper center, in graphite, "Jordaens / No ["o" in superscript]. 14"; in an old hand at upper right, "J. Jordaens / du Cabinet Marriette"; below this, in a later hand, "No - not Marriette / the M too large. / FNS" (?); at lower right, in still another hand, "not Sensier" (?); at center, in green-blue ink illegible large oval stamp. On old mount, in graphite, Madme ["me" in superscript] Blaisot / Paris - 1877."
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 168.
Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 133, no. 287, repr.
Watermark: none visible through lining.
Palmerston, Henry Temple, Viscount, 1739-1802, former owner.
Palmerston, Henry John Temple, Viscount, 1784-1865, former owner.
Mount Temple, William Francis Cowper-Temple, Baron, 1811-1888, former owner.
Ashley, Evelyn, 1836-1907, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.