Dauzelle de la Pierre, Lunéville, and by descent to
Antoine Tulpain (1897-1976), Vaudoncourt, circa 1935.
with Wildenstein, New York, 1950, from whom purchased by the
Saint Louis Art Museum, 1956.
Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the Saint Louis Art Museum
A. Philippe, 'Une nouvelle oeuvre de Georges de La Tour', Beaux-Arts, no. 118, 5 April 1935, p. 2, as 'a new discovery of a painting by de La Tour'.
F.G. Pariset, L'Image Saint-Alexis de Georges de la Tour, Nancy, 1938, pp. 2, 4, as 'de La Tour'.
F.G. Pariset, Georges de la Tour, Paris, 1948, pp. 268, 411 under note 74-1o, pl. 40-1, as 'an autograph version by de La Tour'.
S.M.M. Furness, Georges de La Tour of Lorraine, 1593-1652, London, 1949, pp. 145-146, no. 1, as 'possibly an original study by de La Tour that may have been cut'.
W.N. Eisendrath, Jr., 'Young Man with a pipe by Georges de La Tour', Bulletin of the City Art Museum of St. Louis, XLI, no. 3, 1956, pp. 30-36, as 'de La Tour'.
C. Wright, 'A Suggestion for Etienne de La Tour', Burlington Magazine, CXI, no. 794, May 1969, p. 296, as 'attributed to Etienne de La Tour'.
P. Rosenberg and J. Thuillier, Georges de La Tour, exhibition catalogue, Paris, 1972, p. 257, under nos. 56 and 57, as 'a good copy but badly damaged'.
G. Isarlo, Combat-Arts, Bulletin no. 5, 11 September 1972, as 'the original'.
F. Solesmes, Georges de La Tour, Lausanne, 1973, p. 155, as 'a good copy'.
J. Thuillier, L'Opera Completa di Georges de La Tour, Milan, 1973, pp. 96-97, under no. 58, as 'a copy'.
P. Rosenberg and F. Macé de l'Epinay, Georges de La Tour, Friburg, 1973, p. 174, under no. 53, as 'a faithful copy'.
B. Nicolson and C. Wright, Georges de La Tour, London, 1974, pp. 198-199, under no. 65, Copy E, as 'a copy after a lost original dated c. 1648'.
J. Thuillier, Georges de La Tour, Paris, 1992, p. 294, under no. 74, as 'previously thought to be the original but now generally rejected'.
P. Rosenberg and M. Mojana, Georges de La Tour: catalogo completo dei dipinti, Florence, 1992, p. 116, under no. 40, as 'a copy'.
C. Wright, The Masters of Candlelight: An Anthologie of Great Masters Including Georges de La Tour, Godfried Schalken, Joseph Wright of Derby, Landshut, 1995, p. 128, no. 40(1), as 'a copy'.
J.P. Cuzin and P. Rosenberg, Georges de La Tour, exhibition catalogue, Paris, 1997, pp. 264, 266, under no. 60, fig. 91, as 'a copy'.
P. Rosenberg, ed., Poussin, Watteau, Chardin, David..., exhibition catalogue, Paris, 2005, p. 372, under no. 78, as 'one of four workshop copies'.
Nancy, Musée Historique Lorrain, 1935, Jacques Callot et les peintres et graveurs lorrains du XVIIè siècle (no catalogue).
Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Seventeen Masters of Painting, 15 January-5 February 1950, no. 21.
São Paolo, Museu de Arte, O Retrato na Franca, January 1952, no. 8.
New Orleans, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, A loan Exhibition of Masterpieces of French Painting through Five Centuries--1400-1900, 17 October 1953-10 January 1954, no. 12.
New York, Wildenstein, Fifty masterworks from the City Art Museum of Saint Louis, 6 November-13 December 1958, no. 12.