Dated at the base of the throne, by the artist, in pen, "1552".
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. 52, no. 85.
Watermark: (visible through lining, with fiber-optic light): tankard, with two bands, letters, and trefoil (variant of Briquet 12631-32; cf. also 12724).
After a banner painted by Lancelot Blondeel in 1545 for the Guild of Painters and Saddlers of Bruges.
Blondeel, Lancelot, 1498-1561, Formerly attributed to.
Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.