Inscription: Signed (lower right): Van Dongen
family of Marcel Proust, Paris; sale, Sotheby's, London, June 30, 1976, no. 234; Anna S. Mont, New York (until d. 2010; her estate, 2010–12; her bequest to MMA)
Marcel Proust. A la Recherche du Temps perdu. Paris, 1947, vol. 1, ill. opp. p. 168.