Robinson lists five other versions (op. cit., under no. 529, nos. 2-6) of the present picture which he describes from a photograph as 'painted probably entirely by the Younger, c. 1685. Painted direct and very accurately'. The closest version is that in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, (inv. no. 60-4) which he says is 'more thinly painted but less directly painted' than the present lot.
When sold in 1934, this picture was accompanied by a certificate by Dr. Hofstede de Groot.