Inscription: engraved at center in interlaced script: [???] (within scrolled rococo cartouche.)
Marking: marked on underside: LYNG (in serrated rectangle) ; N-YORK (in rectangle)
According to the donor, once owned by Margaret De Peyster (1749–1819) and Colonel Thomas James (d. ca. 1821); their daughter, Margaretta Sarah James Martin (1780–ca. 1828); her daughter, Julia Moolton Martin; her granddaughter, Miss Julia Stuyvesant Winterhoff; bequest to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 1942.