Inscribed at lower center of album leaf, in brown ink, "Pato" (Spanish for "drake"). Numbered on verso, in graphite, "1 38-19=310 P"; stamp of Paris customs in blue.
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. 14, no. 22, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 191 (Flemish or German School)
Watermark: none visible through lining.
Leaf from an album dismembered in 1952 containing bird and animal studies, traditionally said to have been presented to Emperor Charles V in 1552.
Lombard, Lambert, 1506-1566, Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, German School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558, former owner.
Férault, Charles, former owner.
Thorne, Landon K., Jr., Mrs., donor.