lower left in plate: [the artist's monogram] April 14th 1929 9AM; lower right in graphite: [the artist's monogram] imp; lower left edge in graphite by unknown hand: First Leaves St John's Washington 60; lower center edge in graphite by unknown hand: 17 3/8 M567HA [crossed out] 839HA; lower right edge in graphite by unknown hand: FIRST LEAVES, ST. JOHN'S WASHINGTON; upper left verso in graphite by unknown hand: #8
the artist, New York; wife of the artist, New York, 1935; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1940; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art
- Cortissoz, Royal, and the Leonard Clayton Gallery. Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of Childe Hassam, N.A.. San Francisco, CA: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1989, p. 207, no. 341.