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).
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. 18, no. 404, ill., date it ca. 1933–38; identify the motifs as copied from Ruben's "Perseus and Andromeda".
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. 37, p. 85, no. I:3r, identifies the main figure as Perseus from Ruben's "Perseus and Andromeda" and two soldiers as from another Rubens painting, "The Reconciliation of the Romans and the Sabines" noting that the two paintings are reproduced adjacent to each other in the Rubens monograph that Pollock copied for his sketchbooks.