Thomas Jefferson Bryan (1800-1870), by whom donated in 1867 to
The New York Historical Society; Parke Bernet, New York, 2 December 1971, lot 57, as Joos van Craesbeeck.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 14 March 1980, lot 55, as Joos van Craesbeeck, where acquired by the following.
with Leonard and David Koetser Galerie, Geneva, until 4 October 1980.
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, New York, 3 June 1987, lot 18, as Joos van Craesbeeck.
Private collection, California.
Property of an American Collector
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, III, London, 1910, pp. 654-55, no. 217, as Adriaen Brouwer.
Catalogue of the gallery of art of the New York Historical Society, New York, 1915, no. B-99, as Adriaen Brouwer.
K. de Clippel, 'Adriaen Brouwer, Portrait Painter: New Identifications and an Iconographic Novelty,' Simiolus, 30, 2003, pp. 206 and 208, n. 46, as possibly by Adriean Brouwer.
K. de Clippel, Joos van Craesbeeck (1605/06 – ca. 1660): Een Brabants Genreschilder, Belgium, 2006, pp. 288-89, no. C3.4, under rejected attributions, as attributed to Adriaen Brouwer.