lower center in graphite by unknown hand: Lawton!; lower right in graphite: R; upper right verso in graphite by unknown hand: 27 [circled]; left center verso in graphite by unknown hand: by / Wm T Ranney A.N.A. / 1813-1859
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. 124, repro
- William Tylee Ranney: East of the Mississippi, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 1991-1992, p. 80, no. 34, repro
- William Ranney: An American Artist, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, 2006-2007, pp. 188-189, no. D11, 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. 30, no. 216.