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.
Hanover, N.H. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. "Men of Fire: José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock," April 7–June 17, 2012, unnumbered cat. (fig. 63).
Bryan Robertson. Jackson Pollock. New York, 1960, pp. 23, 97, 105, pl. 81, lists this work among those strongly influenced by modern Mexican art, especially that of Siquieros and Orozco, and exhibiting Pollock's first explorations in abstraction.
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. 61, no. 466, ill., date it ca. 1938–39.
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. 71–72, 75, 84 n. 36, p. 86, no. III:7r.
Lisa Mintz Messinger inMen of Fire: José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock. Exh. cat., Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. Hanover, N.H., 2012, pp. 37, 87, fig. 63 (color).