[Durand-Ruel, Paris and New York, until 1894; sold to Davis on May 18, 1894]; Theodore M. Davis, Newport, R.I. (1894–d. 1915; his estate, on loan to the MMA, 1915–30)
Little Rock. Arkansas Arts Center. "Five Centuries of European Painting," May 16–October 26, 1963, unnumbered cat. (p. 23).
Millia Davenport. The Book of Costume. New York, 1948, vol. 2, p. 618, no. 1644, ill. p. 619 (cropped).
Hans Vlieghe. Letter to Walter Liedtke. April 24, 1981, dismisses Van Oost as the figure painter.
Walter A. Liedtke. Flemish Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1984, vol. 1, pp. 1–2; vol. 2, pl. 1, suggests a date of about 1645 on the basis of the costumes.
Introduction by Walter A. Liedtke in Flemish Paintings in America: A Survey of Early Netherlandish and Flemish Paintings in the Public Collections of North America. Antwerp, 1992, p. 316, no. 103, ill.
Before this painting came to the MMA it was attributed to Aelbert Cuyp.