lower left in brown watercolor: John S. Sargent; center verso in blue pencil by unknown hand: MK 905; center verso in graphite: No 1/SS-6S (strikethrough) / No 4 15 Cen de Marge (strikethrough)
Estate of Henry Schlesinger; sold by Mrs. A. H. Berly at Christie's, March 3, 1913, lot 34 (as "A Canal Scene, Venice"); (Colnaghi and Knoedler [Obach], New York, 1913); Robinson and Farr, Philadelphia, PA, 1913 (as "A Canal Scene with a Gondala, Venice"); (Macbeth Galleries, New York); Mabel Stevens Smithers, Greenwich, CT, 1925; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1952; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art
- Adelson, Warren. John Singer Sargent: His Own Work. New York: Coe Kerr Gallery, 1980, p. unknown, as "Gondola on Canal"
- Simmons, Linda Crocker and with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al. American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983: p. 105, no. 687.
- Honour, Hugh, and John Fleming. The Venetian Hours of Henry James, Whistler, and Sargent. London: Walker Books, 1991, p. 60.