in block, date on tablet below monogram, lower right: 1511
on tablet, lower right: HBG [monogram]
watermark [?]; verso, collector's initials in black ink: W.S. [William Sharp; Lugt 2650] collector's stamp in purple: shield with the initials A. B. [Albert Blum; similar to but not exactly like Lugt 79b]; very faint MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 1988.154; in graphite: High crown
William Sharp, mid-nineteenth century, Manchester, UK (Lugt 2650); Albert W. Blum, 1882-1952, Heidelberg, Germany and New Jersey, USA (similar to Lugt Supp. 79b); Sotheby's, New York, February 27, 1988, Blum sale, lot 1123; purchased by the MFA (Accession date: March 23, 1988).
Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard