lower right in graphite: W.T.R.; upper right verso in graphite by unknown hand: 38 [circled]; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: 9 [circled] / 3 boys wrestling [crossed out]
Claude J. Ranney (grandson of the artist), Malvern, Pennsylvania; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1960; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art
- William Ranney, Painter of the Early West, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas, 1962-1963, p. 50, no. 125, repro
- Progress of An American Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1963
- William Tylee Ranney: East of the Mississippi, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 1991-1992, no. 42, repro
- 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. 31, no. 218.