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)
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. 59, no. 461, ill., date it ca. 1938–39; note that "rubbing on verso is of image at top of proceding sheet" (MMA 1990.4.53).
Lisa Mintz Messinger. "Pollock Studies the Mexican Muralists and the Surrealists: Sketchbook III." The Jackson Pollock Sketchbooks in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1997, pp. 67, 70, 79, 84 n. 36, p. 86 no. III:2r, comments that the gouache in this drawing makes it a particularly painterly example; calls its single, unified composition clearly derivative of Orozco.