Estate of the artist; Vente d'estampes, Galerie Manzi-Joyant, Paris, 22-23 November 1918, lot 287.
Gustave Pellet, Paris (acquired at the above sale).
Maurice Exteens, Paris (acquired from the above).
Paul Brame and César de Hauke, Paris (acquired from the above).
Acquired by the present owner, circa 2000.
E.P. Janis, Degas Monotypes, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968, no. 250 (illustrated).
J. Adhémar and F. Cachin, Degas, The Complete Etchings, Lithographs and Monotypes, New York, 1975, p. 272, no. 41.
S. Friedman, "On Smoke," Degas, A Strange Beauty, exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2016, p. 102 (illustrated in color, fig. 2).
Los Angeles County Museum, Degas, March 1958, p. 83, no. 92 (illustrated, p. 82).