The composition was a part of Menzel's drawing collection in the Nationalgalerie in Berlin. In 1924 it was sold to Dr. Wenland, later on it came in to the possession of Max Silberberg. In 1935 (25 March) he was forced to sell the drawing at the auction house of Paul Graupe in Berlin, but it didn't find a buyer. In 1939/1940 Menzel's drawing - as Jewish property - was taken over by the state. In 1942 it was sold to the State Art Collections of Nuremberg. On the ground of the Washington convention The museum returned the drawing to Max Silberberg's descendants. In 2003 they put it on auction in London.
Handzeichnungen des 16.bis 20. Jahrhunderts, Gemälde, Altes Kunstgewerbe aus verschiedenem Privatbesitz, Versteigerung 147, 12. Oktober 1935, Paul Graupe, Berlin 1935, no 88
Matthias Mende, Das alte Nürnberger Rathaus, Nürnberg 1979, no 86
- Dr. Hans-Joachim Hinz