Estate of the artist.
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., New York (by 1960).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, December 1966.
PROPERTY FROM THE HOLDINGS OF THE FORD FOUNDATION
X. Tricot, James Ensor, sa vie, son œuvre, Catalogue raisonné des peintures, Brussels, 2009, p. 206 (illustrated in the artist's studio).
A. Swinbourne, Marvelous Spectacle, The Role of Ostend's Benediction of the Sea in Selected Paintings and Drawings by James Ensor, Ph.D. Diss., New York University, 2015, pp. 148-164.
Ostend, Galerie Studio, James Ensor, August 1945, no. 1.
Ostend, Galerie Studio, 78ième Salon de la Galerie Studio, James Ensor, May-June 1947, no. 19.
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., James Ensor, A Retrospective Centenary Exhibition, April-May 1960, no. 97 (illustrated).
New York, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., Modern Masters, Drawings and Watercolors, November-December 1966, p. 9, no. 35 (illustrated; titled Study for Maurice de Nassau's Funeral Procession after the Battle of Nieuport).