Mrs. N.C. Butler; (Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd., London); purchased by William B. O'Neal, Charlottesville, VA, 1968-1994; gift to NGA, 1995.
Mrs. N.C. Butler was a descendant of a friend of the artist's (according to O'Neal records).
- Master Drawings from the O'Neal Collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond and tour, 1971-1972.
- Master Drawings from the Collection of William B. O'Neal, Virginia Museum Downtown Gallery, F&M Center, Charlottesville, 1975: no. 29.
- "Drawings for Theater and Architecture: A Special View of a Noted Virginia Collection of Master Drawings," Arts in Virginia, 15 (Spring 1975), 2.
- NGA O'Neal 1993, checklist 249 (Ewer), 253 (Lock), 254 (Lock).