in watercolor, lower left: HOMER '79; in graphite, on verso: [unknown hand] 68 / White mat - no gilt - edge / show three inches / 1 1/2 [illegible] [diagram of frame moulding]; lower center: 14 x 18 3/4
Hamilton Cole, New York, c.1880; the Misses Cole, New York, his sisters, by bequest, c 1889; Marie Torrey Copp, New London, CT, their great-niece, by bequest, 1925; private collection, c 1955; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; Bequest of Mrs. Paul Mellon to NGA, 2014.
- Goodrich, Lloyd and Abigail Booth Gerdts. Record of Works by Winslow Homer. New York, 2005: III: no. 807, p. 231