Mr and Mrs Ernst Freud (acquired directly from the artist); Marlborough Fine Art Ltd, London; James Kirkman Ltd, London; Anon sale, Sotheby's London, 22 October 1998, lot 7; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
New York, Marlborough Gallery Inc., Britain Salutes New York: Paintings and Sculpture by Contemporary British Artists, 1983, p. 3, no. 16 (titled Hand Puppet); New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Early Works by Lucian Freud, 1993, p. 49; London, Annely Juda Fine Art, 1945: The End of the War, 1995, no. 21 (illustrated in colour, unpaged). This exhibition later travelled to Paris, Galerie Denise Rene and Dusseldorf, Galerie Hans Meyer.