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