lower left in plate: W. Hogarth inv. et delin; lower right in plate: L. Sullivan Sculp.; lower center in plate: Whoever makes a DESIGN, without the Knowledge of PERSPECTIVE / will be liable to such Absurdities as are shewn in this Frontispiece; by later hand, upper right in graphite: DS / 10W
(C. & J. Goodfriend, New York, 31 March 1986); Donald Vogler, Portland, OR; gift to NGA, 2017.
- Paulson, Ronald. Hogarth's Graphic Works. Third edition. London, 1989: no. 232, ii/ii