Anonymous sale; Leslie Hindman, Chicago, 9 September 2007, lot 42, as 'The weaver', where purchased by the present owner.
C.P. Snow, Michael Ayrton Drawings and Sculpture, London, 1966, no. 203, another cast illustrated and on dust jacket.
P. Cannon-Brookes, Michael Ayrton, Birmingham, 1978, p. 117, no. 209, another cast illustrated.