Pol Neveux, Paris (acquired from the artist, September 1899).
Private collection, France.
Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 16 June 1969, lot 58.
Private collection, Lausanne (acquired at the above sale); sale, Christie's, New York, 12 May 1988, lot 202.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
T.H. Bartlett, "Auguste Rodin: VII," The American Architect and Building News, 11 May 1889, vol. 25, no. 698, pp. 223-225.
G. Geffroy, La vie artistique, Paris, 1893, p. 90.
J. Cladel, Rodin, sa vie glorieuse, sa vie inconnue, Paris, 1936, p. 173.
J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, no. 24.
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin: Catalogue of the Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. 2, pp. 652-655, no. S.1069 (another cast illustrated).