in plate, below portrait: RVDOLPHVS II. D.G.ROM.IMPERAT./SEMPER AVG.GERMAN.HVNG.BOHEM./&c. REX,ARCHID.AVSTR.DVS BVRG.&c.
lower center: Anton.Wierx fecit et excud.
no watermark; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp in purple with accession number in ink: 7019; in graphite: 2020
Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897
Harvey D. Parker Collection