on back, bottom: 1925 / C. Despiau
Purchased from the artist by Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan [1877-1939, née Mary Quinn], New York; (her sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 6-7 December 1939, no. 174); H.E.Russell, Jr. Angelika Wertheim Frink [1884-1969], New York; gift 1969 to NGA.
- Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 75, repro.