[Paul Guillaume, Paris]; Adelaide Milton de Groot, New York (by 1936–d. 1967; on loan to MMA, 1936; her bequest to MMA)
Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Museum of Art. "Masters of the Portrait," March 4–April 29, 1979, no. 37 (as "Head of a Girl [Sketch of Rita van Leer]").
Regina, Canada. Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina. "André Derain in North American Collections," October 29–December 5, 1982, no. 36 (as "Head of a Girl [Sketch of Rita van Leer]").
University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley. "André Derain in North American Collections," January 12–March 13, 1983, no. 36.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Yves Saint Laurent," December 14, 1983–September 2, 1984, unnum. checklist (installed in galleries of Costume Institute exhibition).
Michael Parke-Taylor. André Derain in North American Collections. Exh. cat., Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina. Regina, 1982, pp. 96–97, no. 36, ill., notes that the sitter was the second wife of the Parisian art dealer L. E. van Leer, whose gallery exhibited Derain's works; states that Derain painted several portraits of Rita between 1928 and 1930.
Michel Kellermann. André Derain: Catalogue de l'œuvre peint. Vol. 2, 1915–1934. Paris, 1996, p. 226, no. 1196, ill., dates it about 1929–30.
Merlin James. "Book Reviews: André Derain. Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint. Tome II (1915–1934)." Burlington Magazine 140 (May 1998), p. 336.