Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left, in Russian): A. Arkhipov / 28
George D. Pratt, New York (until 1929)
New York. Grand Central Palace. "Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Soviet Russia," February 1929, no. 6 (as "Portrait of Ivan Rodin").
Harry B. Wehle. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of Italian, Spanish, and Byzantine Paintings. New York, 1940, p. 8.
Christian Brinton. Russian Culture in America. Philadelphia, 1940, unpaginated, calls it "a sterling character likeness of the Ryazan peasant Ivan Rodin".
Robert C. Williams. Russian Art and American Money, 1900–1940. Cambridge, Mass., 1980, p. 104.