lower left on mount in pen and black ink by unknown hand: B.W; lower right on mount in pen and black ink by unknown hand: AS; center verso in pen and brown ink by unknown hand: A design for the picture which Mr. West painted of / His Majesty George the third resuming Royal Power in 1789 / Benj West
Slatkin Galleries, New York; Paul Magriel, New York; Unidentified collector (AS, Lugt undescribed). John Davis Hatch [1907-1996], by 1976; acquired 1980 by the National Gallery of Art
- Hatch, John Davis. 100 American Drawings: Loan Exhibition from the Collection of John Davis Hatch. London: Heim Gallery, 1976, no. 5.