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Inscription

lower left in black chalk: E.V.VELDE.1625; by later hand, center verso in graphite: "From the Granville & Murray Coll."; by later hand, lower right verso in red pencil: 18; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: CVK

Provenance

Sir Anthony Westcombe [died 1752]; Bernard Granville; by descent to his heirs (their sale, London, Puttick & Simpson, 22 December 1857, probably part of lot 94); Charles Fairfax Murray [1849-1919]; (his sale, London, Christie's 30 January-2 February 1920, part of lot 164); purchased by Frank Sabin; Hendrikus Egbertus ten Cate [1868-1955] (Lugt 533b), Almelo; (Gallery L. de Wild, New York); J. Theodor Cremer (his sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby Mak van Waay, 17 November 1980, lot 63); purchased by Jacob A. Klaver (his sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 10 May 1994, lot 63, not sold); purchased (via Sotheby's from Klaver heirs) by NGA, October 1994.

Exhibition History
1964
Neue Lagerlist, C.G. Boerner, Düsseldorf, 1964, cat. 98.
1993
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1993, cat. 25.
Bibliography
1955
Hannema, D. Catalogue of the H.E. ten Cate Collection. Rotterdam, 1955: no. 297.
1984
Keyes, George S. Esaias van den Velde, 1587-1630. The Netherlands, 1984: no. D 88, pl. 210.