Signed, lower right, in white oil paint: Roland Oudet
The Bathers, Watkinson Library, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, for the Wallace Stevens Poetry Program, April 18-June 21, 1963.
Alan Filreis, "Beyond the Rhetorician's Touch: Steven's Painterly Abstractions," American Literary History, Spring 1992, pp. 230-263.
Acquired by Paule Vidal (daughter of dealer Anatole Vidal), Paris; sold to the poet Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), 1947; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, Sale 1886, lot 183, March 13,1959; sold to Marjorie M. (1900-1999) and Donald Benner Hopkins (1903-1987), 1959; given to present collection, 1959.
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