across bottom in graphite: etat nature 1er. épreuve ABesnard; by later hand, lower left in graphite: 187 chagrin 1e Et; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: 20615
Vente Albert Besnard (stamped on verso, Lugt undescribed); Professor and Mrs. Daniel Bell, Cambridge; gift to NGA, 1993.
- Delteil, Loys. Le peintre-graveur illustre. 31 vols. Paris: Published by the author, 1906-1926. Reprint. New York: Collectors Editions, Da Capo Press, 1969. Vol. 30 (Albert Besnard) is by Louis Godefroy.