Inscribed on verso of lining, at upper right, in brown ink, "Barnard / 1787"; at center of lower edge, in another hand, in brown ink, remnants of letters, "PI". On verso of mount, Richardson's pressmarks, in brown ink, "Q 53 / AA. 32 / A #25 / J [or "T"]e.45 / A. #52 / C".
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. 6, no. 6, repr.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : drawings by the old masters formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, III, 130, repr. (as German School)
Watermark: none visible through lining.
Anonymous, German School, 15th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, German School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745, former owner.
Barnard, John, d. 1784, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.