Jan Jacob de Bruyn, Amsterdam; his sale, Schley, Amsterdam, 12 September 1798, lot 33, as 'G. Metzu' (1340 florins to Yver).
Duc de Broglie, Paris, as 'Metsu'.
Colonel W.A. Hankey, Beaulieu, Hastings.
with Sedelmeyer Gallery, Paris, 1899.
Dr. Leo Katz, Berlin and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, by 1930;
Confiscated from the above by the Gestapo, December 2, 1938;
Transferred to the Kameradschaft der Künstler, Munich, by November 1940, where purchased for the Führer Museum, Linz, 1942 (Linz no. 2557);
Recovered by the Monuments Fine Arts and Archives Section from Alt Aussee salt mines (Alt Aussee no. 6573)
and transferred to the Munich Central Collecting Point October 22, 1945 (MCCP no. 4552);
Restituted to Mrs. Magda Katz, Rome, June 22, 1949;
By descent to Dr. Leo Coccia, Rome.
Herbert Girardet, Kettwig (Ruhr).
with 'Hoogsteder Naumann, Ltd., New York, 1985, where acquired by The Hascoe Family.
PROPERTY FROM THE HASCOE FAMILY COLLECTION
Galerie Sedelmeyer, Illustrated Catalogue of 100 Paintings by Old Masters, Paris, 1900, VI, no. 45.
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, I, London, 1907, no. 50, as G. Metsu.
W. von Bode, Die Meister der holländischen und flämischen Malerschulen, Leipzig, 1956 (notes by E. Plietzsch), p. 118.
E. Plietzsch, Holländische und flämische Maler des XVII, Leipzig, 1960, p. 139.
E. Plietzsch, Meisterwerke der holländischen Genre-Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, Essen, 1962, pl. 3.
R.J. Ginnings, 'The Art of Jan Baptist Weenix and Jan Weenix', Ph.D. diss., University of Delaware, 1970, p. 178, no. 62, fig. 69.
London, Royal Academy, 1885, no. 90.
Rome, Palazzo delle esposizinoi, Mostra di pittura olandese del Seicento, 4 January-14 February 1954, no. 180.
Milan, Palazzo reale, Pittura olandese del Seicento, 25 February-25 April 1954, no. 176.
Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum; and Rotterdam, Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Sammlung Herbert Girardet. Holländische und Flämische Meister, 24 January-30 March 1970; 24 April-7 June 1970, no. 64.
New York, National Academy of Design, Dutch and Flemish Paintings from New York Private Collections, 9 August-25 September 1988, no. 59 (catalogue by A.J. Adams).
Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts, Italian Recollections: Dutch Painters of the Golden Age, 8 June-22 July 1990, no. 67 (catalogue entry by F. Duparc and L. Graif).
Greenwich, Bruce Museum, Pleasures of Collecting: Part I, Renaissance to Impressionist Masterpieces, 21 September 2002-5 January 2003, pp. 94-95 (catalogue entry by P. Sutton).
Greenwich, Bruce Museum, Old Master Paintings in the Hascoe collection, 2 April-29 May 2005, no. 11 (catalogue by P. Sutton).