Inscribed in pencil by Sir Sydney C. Cockerell at upper right, "Romance of Rose 2"; and at bottom right, "p. 243".
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 251-252.
William Morris and the Art of the Book, no. 95H.
One of eleven preparatory drawings for illustrations to the Kelmscott edition of Chaucer published at Hammersmith in 1896.
Burne-Jones, Philip, 1861-1926, former owner.
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962, former owner.
Crawford, John M., former owner.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. Canterbury tales.