upper right verso in pen and brown ink by unknown hand: Arshile Gorky 1934 / Collection: Jacob Kainen / received from the artist, 1934
The artist; Jacob Kainen [1909-2001], Washington, D.C., acquired 1934. Joseph Solman, c. 1960. (Allan Stone Gallery, New York). (Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago); Dorothy Rautbord; (sale, Christie's, New York, May 13, 1998, lot 115); Jem Hom Fine Art, New York; Ruth Cole Kainen [1922-2009], Washington, D.C., purchased May 21, 1998; bequest to NGA, 2012.
- Modern American Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2014-2015
- Kainen, Jacob. "Memories of Arshile Gorky." Arts Magazine 50, (1976): 96.