Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 6 December 1983, lot 319.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
R. Rey, "Les bois sculptés de Paul Gauguin," Art et Décoration, vol. LIII, February 1928, p. 62 (original wood version illustrated).
R. Puig, Paul Gauguin, G.D. de Monfreid et leurs amis, Perpignan, 1958, p. 40 (original wood version illustrated, p. 37).
C. Gray, Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin, Baltimore, 1963, pp. 268-270, no. 125 (original wood version illustrated).