Inscription: Verso: in blue pencil: Ph 776 [Durand-Ruel photo]
Marking: Stamped in red ink, lower left: mark of Degas estate sale (Lugt 658); stamped in ochre ink, lower center: mark of MMA; numbered in red ink, lower right: 19.51.6 Verso: stamped in red ink, lower right: mark of Degas atelier (Lugt 657)
Atelier Degas Lugt 657 and 658; Vendor: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, Atelier Degas, Sale II, 1918
Phillips Memorial Gallery. "Loan Exhibition of Drawings & Pastels by Edgar Degas, 1834-1917," March 30, 1947–April 30, 1947.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Degas in the Metropolitan," February 26, 1977–September 4, 1977.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Private Collection of Edgar Degas, MMA," October 1, 1997–January 11, 1998.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Degas and America: The Early Collectors," June 16, 2001–September 9, 2001.
Bryson Burroughs "Drawings by Degas." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 14, no. 5, New York, May 1919, p. 115.
James Bolivar Manson The Life and Work of Edgar Degas. London, 1927, p. 48.
Charles S. Moffett Degas in the Metropolitan. Ex. cat., February 26-September 4, 1977: a complete checklist of works by Degas in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1977, cat. no. 7.
Ann Dumas, Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Gary Tinterow The Private Collection of Edgar Degas. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997, also p. 288, fig. no. 366, pp. 271,282-283,, ill.
Degas and America: The Early Collectors. Exh. cat., High Museum of Art, Atlanta, March 3-May 27, 2001, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, June 16-September 9, 2001. Ann Dumas, David A. Brenneman, New York, 2000, cat. no. 14, ill.