lower left in black ink: Robert
George Blumenthal [1858-1941], Paris (sale, Paris, Galerie George Petit, 1-2 December 1932, no. 43, as Les Dames Charitables). Wessel.  Purchased 1933 by Samuel H. Kress, New York; gift 1963 to the National Gallery of Art.
- Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 340, dK242, fig. 303.
- Carlson, Victor. Hubert Robert Drawings and Watercolors. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978: 55 (in both as "Strolling Musicians").