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incised with the artist's signature and date '40 on the sculpture; incised with the artist's signature on the base
Marian Willard and Dan Rhodes Johnson, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Miani Johnson, New York (by descent from the above)
Diva Fine Arts S.A., Geneva
Acquired by the present owner from the above
Elizabeth McCausland, ``David Smith's Abstract Sculpture in Metals'', The Springfield Sunday Union and Republican, March 31, 1940, p. 6E
Ernest W. Watson, ``David Smith - From Studio to Forge'', American Artist, vol. 4, no. 3 (March 1940), p. 21, illustrated
David Smith, ``Sculpture: Art Forms in Architecture... New Techniques Affect Both'', Architectural Record 88 (Oct. 1940), p. 77, illustrated
Milton W. Brown, ``American Art a Year after Pearl Harbor'', Art News, Dec. 1, 1942, p. 10, illustrated
Maude Riley, ``The Modern Idiom in Concrete Terms: the Sculpture of David Smith'', MKR's Outlook no. 7 (Feb. 1946), p. 5, illustrated
``Notes and Topics: Publications Received'', The Architects Journal, April 25, 1946, p. 134, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Cambridge, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, David Smith: 1906-1965: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1966, p. 66, illustrated
Garnett McCoy, ed., David Smith, New York, 1973, fig. no. 14, p. illustrated
Rosalind E. Krauss, The Sculpture of David Smith: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1977, cat. no. 134, fig. 134, illustrated
Karen Wilkin, ``David Smith: the Formative Years'', Update (the Edmonton Art Gallery), vol. 2, no. 1 (Jan/Feb 1981), p. 2, illustrated
Alain Kirili, ``David Smith: the Cult of the Solar Nude'', Sculpture, vol. 13, no. 3 (May-June 1994), p. 35, illustrated
Steven C. Munson, ``David Smith's Vision'', Commentary, vol. 121, no. 5 (May 2006), pp. 62-64