the artist, Springs, N.Y. (until d.1956; his estate, New York, 1956–62); Lee Krasner Pollock, New York (1962–d.1984; her estate, New York, 1984–90; sold to MMA)
Hartford, Conn. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. "Continuity and Change: 45 American Abstract Painters and Sculptors," April 12–May 27, 1962, no. 116 (as “Two Sketch Books,” c. 1931–34, lent by Lee Krasner Pollock).
Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Jackson Pollock," April 5–June 4, 1967, no. 88 (dated 1938, lent by the estate of the artist).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Jackson Pollock: Early Sketchbooks and Drawings," October 21, 1997–February 8, 1998, no catalogue.
Francis Valentine O'Connor and Eugene Victor Thaw, ed. Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings, and Other Works. Vol. 3, Drawings, 1930–1956. New Haven, 1978, p. 41, no. 430, ill., date it ca. 1937–38 and state that the motifs are unidentified.
Katharine Baetjer. "Pollock Interprets the Old Masters: Sketchbooks I and II." The Jackson Pollock Sketchbooks in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1997, pp. 44, 86 no. II:3r, identifies the anatomical and drapery study on this sheet as copied after "The Flood" from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel.