Inscribed on verso, in various hands, in graphite, at upper left, "771"; at center, "No ["o" superscript] 1803"; below center at scattered intervals, "Lucas van Leyden / 86 / Van der Goes? / Pupil of Van Eyck / 835"; in black ink, at lower right, "Van Assen certainly".
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. 7, no. 7, repr.
Cabinet de M. Paignon Dijonval. Paris : Impr. de Madame Huzard, 1810, p. 83, no. 1803 (as Lucas van Leyden)
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : drawings by the old masters formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 129, repr. (as German School, 15th-16th century)
Watermark: none visible through lining.
Anonymous, German School, 15th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, German School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Assen, Jan van, ca. 1635-1688, Formerly attributed to.
Lucas, van Leyden, 1494-1533, Formerly attributed to.
Paignon-Dijonval, 1708-1792, former owner.
Morel de Vindé, Charles Gilbert Terray, vicomte, 1759-1842, former owner.
Woodburn, Samuel, 1785 or 1786-1853 former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.