Inscribed below in pen and ink: Lava Lake / vol. Kileuea / Hawaii / S.I. March 14, 1856 Kern delt.
Annotated on verso in graphite: 184
Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 12, 1959
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875