lower right in pen and black ink: J.S. Sargent; upper left verso in graphite by unknown hand: peintre américaine / John Sauveur [sic] Sargent / 1858-1925 / né a Florence mort a Londres; upper right verso in graphite by unknown hand: Desmond / Sargent; center verso in partially erased graphite by unknown hand: [not deciphered]
(unknown dealer, Paris, France); Irving Moskovitz, New York; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1976; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art
- John Singer Sargent: Drawings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 1983, p. 51, no. 23, repro
- Sargent and the Sea, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2009-2010
- Gazette des Beaux-Arts 18 (August 1878), p. 179.
- 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. 685.