Catalogued as Dou (q.v.), from whom the motif derives, until 1905, when given to Brekelenkam. This attribution is rejected by Lasius, though still accepted by F. Meijer (oral communication, 1997). Hofstede de Groot suggested an attribution to Abraham de Pape (1620-66), which seems possible (note on photograph mount in Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague). A copy bearing the monogram of Dominicus van Tol (c.1635-1676) was sold at Sotheby's, 16 June 1965 (lot 89).