Inscription: At upper left: La Caricature (Journal) No. 201. At upper right: Pl. 421. At lower left: Au bureau, chez Aubert, pass. Véro-Dodat At lower right: Lit: Delaunois, r. due Bouloi, 19. At bottom center: Baissez le rideau, la farce est jouée.
Marking: On verso at left center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Louise Seaman Bechtel; Donor: Louise Seaman Bechtel (American)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Private Collection of Edgar Degas, MMA," October 1, 1997–January 11, 1998.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 25, 2005–July 24, 2005.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seurat's Circus Sideshow," February 17–May 29, 2017.
Delteil Daumier I.86; Hazard & Delteil 271
Ann Dumas, Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Gary Tinterow The Private Collection of Edgar Degas. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997, fig. no. 70, p. 59, ill.