Inscribed on verso by the artist, in brown ink, now concealed by later reinforcement, but visible with fiber-optic light: "5 1/4 elles brabant ... / 3 1/4 elles brabant breet".
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 169.
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. 129, no. 281, repr.
Drawing is preparatory for the altarpiece in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.
Fries, Moritz, Graf von, 1777-1826, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.