The present lot was executed in 1827 and is recorded in the artist's 'liber veritatis' or book of truth in the Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam. In this volume he recorded drawings of all his paintings executed between 1825 and 1828, often noting the year of production and the name of the buyer. (cf. R.J.A. te Rijdt, "Schelfhouts 'Liber Veritatis', in: Tableau, September 1994).