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The artist; acquired by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (1884-1979), Paris, by 1914 ; seized during the war by the French government as enemy property and sold through Hôtel Drouot, Paris to "Grassat" (for Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Galerie Simon, Paris), June 13-14, 1921 ; acquired by Mayor Gallery, London ; sold to Douglas Cooper (1911-1984), London and Argilliers, France, June 1938 ; sold to Acquavella Galleries, New York ; The Museum of Modern Art, New York (acquired through the Katherine S. Dreier and Adele R. Levy Bequests), 1975.
 Michèle Richet and Nadine Pouillon, eds. Georges Braque, exh. cat. Paris: Orangerie des Tuileries, October 16, 1973 - January 14, 1974, Paris: Éditions des musées nationaux, 1973, no. 15: "Historique: Galerie Kahnweiler."
 Tableaux, gouaches, & dessins, sculptures, faïences décorées, art nègre, éditions de luxe. [1st sale of Kahnweiler collection]. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, June 13-14, 1921, cat. no. 16. See Malcolm Gee, Dealers, Critics, and Collectors of Modern Painting. Aspects of the Parisian Art Market Between 1910 and 1930, New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1981, p. 55.
 Date of acquisition unknown.
 Dorothy M. Kosinski, Douglas Cooper: Collecting Cubism. Picasso, Braque, Gris, Léger, exh. cat. Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts, October 14-December 30, 1990, p. 4.
 Collection file 373.1975. Date of acquisition unknown.
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