In foreground left on rock in graphite pencil: Malden, Mass. / sketched from nature/ by/ E. Whitefield; center: Entered according to / Act of Congree in the year 1875/ by e. Whitefield, in the office/ of the Librarian of Congress/ at Washington.
Whatmark: J. Whatman, 1873
Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 12, 1953
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875