Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 24 February 1971, lot 31.
with Leger, London, 1971.
with Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London.
Private collection, San Francisco.
with Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London and Thirty Victoria Street, Syndey, where purchased by the present owner in 1999.
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
E. de Jongh, 'Vermommingen van Vrouw Wereld in de 17de eeuw', Album Amicorum, J. G. van Gelder, The Hague, 1973, p. 201, fig. 6.
N. Salomon, Dreamers, idlers and other dozers, PhD diss., New York University, 1984, p. 142.
N. Salomon, Jacob Duck and the gentrification of Dutch genre painting, Doornspijk, 1998, pp. 96-98, p. 165, no. 102, fig. 93.
E. de Jongh, 'The changing face of Lady World', in Questions of meaning: theme and motif in Dutch seventeenth-century painting, Leiden, 2000, pp. 70-73, fig. 20.
London, Leger Galleries, Old master exhibition, 4-29 May 1971, no. 15.
San Francisco, Fine Arts Museum, Masters of light: Dutch painters in Utrecht during the golden age, 13 September-30 November 1997, no. 20; also Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery, 11 January-5 April 1998; and London, National Gallery of Art, 6 May-2 August 1998.