Anonymous (sale, London, Sotheby’s, 25 Feb. 1948, lot 92, as dated 1673, ill.; sold for ￡2,100 to); P. T. Kroyer.(1) Anonymous (sale, London, Christie’s, 9 Apr. 1954, lot 2, as dated 1673; bought in and later sold to);(2) [C. Duits, London, no. 383, owned with Hallsborough Gallery, London, sold 1954 to]; Sidney James van den Bergh (1898–1977),(3) Wassenaar, sold 1973 through; [G. Cramer, The Hague, to]; Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter, Los Angeles, given 2009 to; LACMA.
(1) According to the printed record of the results of the sale. The name is variously recorded: the entry in the sale catalogue itself is annotated "2100 Kruyer." An unidentified article about the results of the sale attached to a copy of the sale catalogue at the Getty Research Institute presumably misspelled the name of the buyer as "Krager." Haarlem-London 2008, no. 45, p. 151, identifies the buyer as P. E. Kruyer.
(2) According to an annotated photo mount from Douwes now at the Getty Research Institute.
(3) Sidney James van den Bergh was a major collector of seventeenth-century Dutch paintings. He was a senior manager of Unilever and served as minister of defense for the Netherlands in 1959. A. B. de Vries 1964 and A. B. de Vries et. al. 1968.
Walsh, Jr., John., and Cynthis P. Schneider. A Mirror of Nature: Dutch Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter (Second Edition). Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1992.
King, Jennifer, ed. Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Munich: DelMonico Books-Prestel, 2020.