Numbered in lower left corner, in brown ink, "22". On verso, at lower left, in an old hand, in graphite, "380"; in brown ink, "H 1228" (?).
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. 159, no. 333 repr.
The group of three Brouwer-like figures appears in the foreground of a picture by Lucas van Uden (1595-1672) in the National Gallery, London, in which the staffage was painted by Teniers in one of their occasional collaborations.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.