The Watchmakers of Switzerland, Zürich, Switzerland, commissioned from the artist.
Private collection, acquired from the above, circa 1969-70.
Sotheby's, New York, 22 May 1996, lot 119, sold by the above.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Property from a Private Connecticut Collector
Life, vol. 27, no. 10, September 5, 1949, p. 38, illustrated.
Sales Management, vol. 63, 1949, p. 46.
Jewelers' Circular Keystone, 1949, p. 243, illustrated.
Life, vol. 29, no. 9, August 28, 1950, p. 69, illustrated.
National Geographic, vol. XCVIII, no. 2, August 1950, p. 283, illustrated.
"Rockwell Canvas Again Features Swiss 'Watch Inspection' Display," Jewelers' Circular Keystone, September 1950, p. 274, illustrated.
Life, vol. 31, no. 11, September 10, 1951, p. 152, illustrated.
Life, vol. 33, no. 10, September 8, 1952, p. 139, illustrated.
Life, vol. 35, no. 10, September 7, 1953, p. 111, illustrated.
Look, vol. 11, no. 11, 1953, p. 51, illustrated.
Farm Journal, vol. 77, 1953, p. 123, illustrated.
Life, vol. 37, no. 10, September 6, 1954, p. 75, illustrated.
M. Gasser, "Norman Rockwell," Graphis, vol. 65, May 1, 1956, pp. 216-17, illustrated.
The Saturday Evening Post, September 12, 1959, p. 155, illustrated.
N. Rockwell, The Norman Rockwell Album, Garden City, New York, 1961, p. 112, illustrated.
M. Moline, Norman Rockwell Encyclopedia: A Chronological Catalog of the Artist's Work (1910-1978), Indianapolis, Indiana, 1979, pp. 160, 166, 178, fig. 4-104, illustrated (as What Makes It Tick?).
B. Holme, Advertising: Reflections of a Century, New York, 1982, p. 233, illustrated (as What makes it tick?).
B. Holme, The Art of Advertising, London, 1985, p. 233, illustrated (as What makes it tick?).
D.R. Stoltz, M.L. Stoltz, W.F. Earle, The Advertising World of Norman Rockwell, New York, 1985, p. 205, illustrated.
L.N. Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, vol. I, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, p. 572, no. A835, illustrated.
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employee Benefits in Small Private Establishments, 1990, vol. 2388, September 1991, p. iii, cover illustration (as The Watchmaker).
S. Heller, E. Pettit, Graphic Design Time Line: A Century of Design Milestones, New York, 2000, p. 134 (as What Makes It Tick?).
L. Claridge, Norman Rockwell: A Life, New York, 2001, p. 350.
D. Judy, 100 Years of Vintage Watches, Iola, Wisconsin, 2002, p. 7, illustrated (as It's Watch Inspection Time).
C. Brisebois, Trip, Victoria, Canada, 2011, p. 155.
Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Institute of Watchmaking, Opening, 1949.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Fort Lauderdale Museum of the Arts; Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum; Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art; San Antonio, Texas, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute; San Francisco, California, M.H. De Young Memorial Museum; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Art Center; Indianapolis, Indiana, John Herron Art Institute; Omaha, Nebraska, Joslyn Art Museum; Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum; New York, Bernard Danenberg Galleries, Inc., Norman Rockwell: A Sixty Year Retrospective, February 11, 1972-June 30, 1973, p. 99, no. 48, illustrated (as The Watchmaker).
Osaka, Japan, Hankyu Department Store, American Week '75 Norman Rockwell Exhibition, April 4-9, 1975.