Provenance: Private collection, San Francisco; [Victor D.Spark Gallery, New York, 1962]; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman, Detroit, Michigan (by 1964-1966); [Kennedy Galleries Inc., New York , (1966-1967, sold 15 Nov. 1967, note that Rockefeller records with photo show purchase December, 1967)]; Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd (1967-19790;
Information from AFGA file: Correspondence with Jeffrey Weidman (October 1979, to an address in Indianapolis, Indiana) and photocopy from his entry in catalogue:William Rimmer/ A Yankee Michelangelo, catalogue for Brockton Art Museum/ Fuller Memorial, 1985, with essays by Jeffrey Weidman, Neil Harris, and Philip Cash. cat. no. 43, repr. with details of provenance and exhibition history. Also suggests that subject may be either Thomas Rimmer, Jr. or George Rimmer, brothers of the artist.;
University of Arizona Art Galleries, Tucson: American Paintings 1765-1963: Selections from the Lawrence A. and Barbara Fleischman Collection of American Art, 1964, cat. no. 84, repr.;
FAMSF, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum (also Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City):American Art: An Exhibition from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd, 1976. Exh. cat. by E.P. Richardson.( Not in catalogue);
Brockton, MA,Brockton Art Museum/ Fuller Memorial:William Rimmer/ A Yankee Michelangelo, cat. by Jeffrey Weidman, Neil Harris, and Philip Cash. cat. no. 43,
FAMSF, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum: The Rockefeller Collection of American Art at The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1994, exh. cat. by Marc Simpson and Patricia Junker, cat. no. 47, p. 133, repr. p. 134; includes reference to Jeffrey Weidman’s Ph.D. dissertation for Indiana University in 1981
Private collection, San Francisco
[Victors. Spark, New York, 1962]
Lawrence A.. Fleischman (b.. 1925) and Barbara Greenberg Fleischman (b. 1924), Detroit, by 19641966
[Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1966 1967]
John D. Rockefeller 3rd and Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller,
New York, 19671979
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd
Tucson, University of Arizona Art Gallery, American Painting,
17651963: Selections from the Lawrence A . and Barbara Fleischman Collection of American Art, 1964, exh. no. 84
Brockton, Mass., Brockton Art Museum/Fuller Memorial, William Rimmer: A Yankee Michelangelo, 1985, exh. no. 43
de Young, Faces and Figures, 19th century works on paper, 23 June - 19 Aug 1984.
de Young, The Rockefeller Collection of American Art at the FAMSF, 25 June - 13 Nov 1994, cat #47, repr. p. 134.
de Young, Novelty and Nostalgia: American Drawings from the Rockefeller Collection, - 23 April 2006.