Signature: [at lower left]: E.J.
Inscription: [on label formerly on the back, now in MMA archives]: This original Study by Eastman Johnson of Pres. Cleveland, / was purchased, with a collection of oil sketches and portraits / & charcoal studies, by me, in 1915, from Mrs. Eastman Johnson. / This study was made as a basis of his well known large portrait / of President Cleveland. / Albert Rosenthal / N.Y. 12 /19 - 1936
the artist's wife, New York, until 1915; with Albert Rosenthal, Philadelphia and New York, 1915–at least 1936; with Harry Stone Gallery, New York, 1941