Catalogue of the Rodolphe Kann Collection, Paris 1907, Vol. I, p. 80, cat. no. 79, reproduced;
G. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, London 1912, vol. IV, p. 89, cat. no. 271;
"Notes. The Kimball Collection," in Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago, 14, 1920, p. 77;
Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Sculpture, Architecture, Paintings, and Drawings, Part II. Paintings and Drawings, Chicago 1920, p. 60, cat. no. 767;
M.B. Williams, "Valuable Collection of Paintings Added to Chicago's Art Treasures," in American Today - Fort Dearborn Magazine, 1924, p. 11;
Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, Chicago 1925, p. 151, cat. no. 767;
J. Rosenberg, Jacob van Ruisdael, Berlin 1928, p. 86, cat. no. 223;
Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, Chicago 1932, p. 170, no. 22.4470;
Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago. A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, Chicago 1961, p. 409;
S. Slive, Jacob van Ruisdael, A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, Drawings and Etchings, New Haven 2001, p. 172, cat. no. 168, reproduced p. 173.
This painting was once in the renowned collection of Rodolphe Kann (1845-1905) in Paris who had a grand house on Avenue d'Iéna. The greatest strength of his collection was Dutch 17th century paintings and included works by Rembrandt (11 in total), Vermeer, Hals and Hobbema. Among the masterpieces once in his collection are Vermeer's Girl Asleep at a Table and Rembrandt's Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer, both now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After his death in 1905, the collection was sold en bloc in August of 1907 to Duveen Brothers for almost £900,000 and it was through Duveen that many of Kann's paintings ultimately entered some of the most important public collections in the United States.
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