Inscribed on the open page of book, center left, "Winter Piece" Inscribed at bottom, "The Winter Piece" and "M B" in ink. In graphite, "rown" is annotated after the "M B". The beginning of another letter in ink is visible after the graphite "rown" however, it is cut off at the corner making it unidentifiable.
Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA September 21, 1960
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875