Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left): Hatke-1979-80
the artist, Lawrence, Kans. and State College, Penn. (1980–84; sold in 1984 through the Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, N. Y. to Perls); Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, New York (1984; their gift to MMA)
New York. Robert Schoelkopf Gallery. "Walter Hatke," spring 1980, no catalogue.
Roslyn Harbor, N. Y. Nassau County Museum of Art. "American Narrative Painting and Sculpture: The 1980's from the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art," August 4–November 3, 1991, unnumbered cat. (p. 21).
Saramma Methratta. "Metropolitan Museum of Art Acquires Painting by Hatke." Daily Collegian (Pennsylvania State University) (September 14, 1984).