Provenance: The artist. Austin Purvis, Jr., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, acquired from the above. Ellen Purvis Thurneyssen, Lakeville, Connecticut, daughter of the above. Private collection, by descent. Sotheby's, New York, 24 September 2008, lot 265. Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Exhibitions: New York, Gallery of Modern Art, n.d.
Literature: K. Wiggins and N. Smith, The Arabian Nights: Their Best Known Tales, New York, 1912, end paper illustration.C. Ludwig, Maxfield Parrish, New York, 1973, p. 205, no. 513 (as Cover Linings).