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Inscription

lower right: George Luks / Pottsville. Pa.

Provenance

The artist [1866-1933]; his estate; (his estate sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 5 April 1950, no. 80).[1] Hildegarde [née Hildegard Loretta Sell, 1906-2005] and Anna Sosenko [1909-2000], New York; (their sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 6 January 1954, no. 42); Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York; gift 1954 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1925
Public Library, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, October 1925.
1925
Recent Paintings, Water-colors and Drawings Done in the Anthracite Coal Regions of Pennsylvania by George Luks, Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries, New York, November 1925, no. 1.
1926
Paintings, Sculpture and Prints in the Department of Fine Arts: Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1926, no. 466.
1935
Loan to display with permanent collection, Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1935-1936.
1951
Collection of Hildegarde and Anna Sosenko, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, 1951, no catalogue.
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1959
Bouton, Margaret. American Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1959 (Booklet Number One in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 38, color repro.
1965
Paintings other than French in the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 60, repro.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 80, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 196, repro.
1981
Williams, William James. A Heritage of American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1981: 207, color repro. 221.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 572, no. 874, color repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 229, repro.