According to New Hollstein, the second and third states are distinguished by the addition of the barely legible inscription F. Lutma Ex. in the densely worked area at lower right. It seems however that the inscription above the table identifying the sitter, which appears in the second state, and the one underneath the table were added at the same time and that the two states are in fact identical.
What we do know with certainty is that François Lutma's address under the table had been added in Rembrandt's lifetime, since the artist outlived François by five years.
The present impression is similar in quality to both second state-impressions in the British Museum; the Cracherode impression on oatmeal and the Slade impression on Japan paper.