[de Beer, London, until 1963; sold for $950 to Kleinberger]; [Kleinberger, New York, 1963–75; bequeathed by Harry G. Sperling, last surviving partner of firm, to MMA]
Jean-Pierre Cuzin. "New York: French Seventeenth-century Paintings from American Collections." Burlington Magazine 124 (August 1982), p. 530, in his discussion of Rosenberg's appendix [see Ref. 1982] notes that neither this picture nor the one in Sarasota could be by Bellange and that the two pictures could not be from the same hand.
Pierre Rosenberg. France in the Golden Age: Seventeenth-century French Paintings in American Collections. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1982, p. 345, ill. [French ed., La peinture française du XVIIe siècle dans les collections américaines, Paris, 1982], tentatively lists this picture and a Commedia dell'arte scene (Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota) as by Bellange.