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Florence Thompson Thomas bequest in honor of her father John R. Thompson Sr.
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Art Institute of Chicago, Annual Report of The Art Institute of Chicago 1972–73 (Chicago, 1973), p. 27.
“Recent Accessions of American and Canadian Museums, January–April, 1973,” Art Quarterly 36 (1973), p. 429.
Museu de Arte de São Paulo assis Chateaubriand, Catálogo 1979, I–França de Escola de Paris (São Paulo, 1979), p. 24, under no. 52.
Susan Wise, in Susan Wise and Malcolm Warner, French and British Paintings from 1600 to 1800 in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1996), pp. 112–14, ill.
Art Institute of Chicago, Selected Works of 18th Century French Art, January 24–March 28, 1976, no. 6, as Pater.
Boussod, Valadon, et Cie., New York [this and following until 1926 according to the 1944 sale catalogue]. George J. Gould, New York. Duveen Brothers, Inc., New York, by 1926; sold to John R. Thompson, Sr. (died 1927), Lake Forest, Illinois, 1926 [according to the 1944 sale catalogue and a letter from Cynthia Thomas Morehouse (Florence Thompson Thomas’s daughter) to Susan Wise dated December 4, 1981, in copy curatorial file]; by descent to his widow, Mrs. John R. Thompson, Sr., Lake Forest, Illinois; sold Parke-Bernet, New York, January 15, 1944, no. 31, to her daughter, Florence Thompson Thomas [according to a letter from John R. Thomas to Susan Wise dated November 13, 1981, copy in curatorial file]; Florence Thompson Thomas (died 1972), Palm Beach, Florida; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1973.
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