upper right in graphite: "Whats poor niggers going to do." / greys of all colors / incontrast / with brown / and black; left center in graphite: W. S. M.; lower left on dress of figure in graphite: grey; lower left in graphite: W. S. M. / Dec. 3d a fine day; lower right in graphite: W. S. M. Dec-3-66 / White coat - light skirt / dark pants, brown bodice / Now Jim, cut me some / wood - or go without your / dinner
Norman Hirschl, New York; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1947; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art
- 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. 7, no. 46.