lower left: Wm M Hunt 1857; upper left reverse, transcribed from original canvas onto the relining: "The Belated Kid" / Painted by Wm M. Hunt at -Newport in 1857-
Sidney Brooks [1799-1878], Medford, Massachusetts; by inheritance to his nephew, Peter Chadron Brooks, III [1831-1920], West Medford, Massachusetts, by 1879; by inheritance to his daughter, Eleanor Brooks Saltonstall [1867-1961, Mrs. Richard Middlecott Saltonstall], Brookline, Massachusetts, by 1922; by inheritance to her sons, Richard Saltonstall [1897-1982] and Leverett Saltonstall [1892-1979]; gift 1962 in their mother's name to Bradford Junior College, Massachusetts; (sale, Robert W. Skinner, Inc., Bolton, Massachusetts, 20 November 1980); (Jordan Volpe Gallery, New York); purchased 11 February 1981 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.
- Exhibition of the Works of William Morris Hunt, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 11 November - 31 January 1880, no. 33.
- Loan Collection of Paintings in the West and East Galleries, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April-October 1880, no. 34.
- William Morris Hunt, St. Botolph Club, Boston, April 1894, no. 2.
- Memorial Exhibition of the Works of William Morris Hunt, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 8-24 March 1924, no. 40.
- Acquisitions Since 1975, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 5 November 1982 - 16 January 1983, unpublished checklist.
- Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no. 27 (shown only in Houston, Southampton, and Charlotte).
- The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1 March - 27 July 2008, unpublished checklist.
- American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
- Corcoran Gallery of Art. American Painting: The Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, 1984: 20, repro. 21.
- Cash, Sarah, with Terrie Sultan. American Treasures of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. New York, 2000: 73, repro.
- Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 302, repro.