1990, Indiana University Art Museum purchase from Spencer A. Samuels Gallery, New York
ca. 1976–1990, Spencer A. Samuels Gallery, New York 
1974–1975, Schweitzer Gallery, New York 
September 13, 1973, Sale, Collection of St. John’s College, Cleveland, Ohio 
1966–1973, Collection of St. John’s College, Cleveland (by bequest of Edward F. Hoban) 
ca. 1948–1966, Collection of Edward F. Hoban (1878–1966), Cleveland, Ohio (presumably purchased from Parke-Bernet Galleries) 
January 22, 1948, Sale, “Barbizon and other XIX Century Paintings,” Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York (lot no. 79, reproduced)
ca. 1938?–1948, Collection of Dr. Silvain S. Brunschwig (1882–1970), Switzerland and New York 
Probably: ca. 1861–ca. 1886, Private Collection, Frankfurt am Main 
 Per invoice dated 10 December 1990 from Spencer A. Samuels Gallery in registration files.
 Per undated information provided by Spencer A. Samuels Gallery in curatorial files.
 Date of sale listed in Marcel G. Roethlisberger, Abraham Bloemaert and his Sons: Paintings and Print, vol. 1 (Doornspijk, NL: Davaco: 1993), entry no. 587, p. 256.
 Bequest confirmed in a letter dated March 18, 1977, from Stuart Greenspan, an employee of Spencer A. Samuels, to Verna Curtis, assistant curator at the Milwaukee Art Center, where the painting was exhibited that year (email correspondence dated March 29, 2023, with archivist Anthony Morgano of Milwaukee Art Museum Research Center).
 Marcel G. Roethlisberger, Abraham Bloemaert and his Sons: Paintings and Print, vol. 1 (Doornspijk, NL: Davaco: 1993), entry no. 587, p. 256. Hoban was sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland from 1945 to 1966.
 As per Roethlisberger, cat. no. 587. Brunschwig, a Swiss-born attorney, is best known as a collector of Renaissance books and manuscripts. In March 1938, Brunschwig had a painting imported from the Netherlands to Switzerland which was attributed at the time to Van Dyck and described in export license documents as a “Worship of Three Magi.” He then had the painting shipped from Switzerland to New York, where he worked as an attorney (source: declassified record of export license granted to Brunschwig on September 10, 1941, reference no. T 713/36/58, National Archives and Records Administration). There is, however, good reason to believe that this is the Eskenazi’s painting by Bloemaert, to whom this painting was only later attributed, and whose paintings have often been misattributed in older scholarship to his contemporaries, including van Dyck, as well as Rubens. The current scholarship on Van Dyck moreover indicates no record of oil paintings with this motif that were ever in American collections or which carry a Brunschwig provenance (see Susan Barnes et al., Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, New Haven, CT: Yale, 2004, various entries).
 Multiple labels on the verso indicate that the painting was in Frankfurt during this period, where it was also framed, suggesting a local provenance in the late 1800s.
Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.
April 2–June 29, 2014, "Francesco Solimena: Representing the World in the Royal Palace of Naples," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
January 29, 1992, "A Golden Year," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
December 18, 1990–January 16, 1991, "The Story of the Nativity in Art," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
June 3, 1977–July 31, 1977, "Collecting the Masters," Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI (now Milwaukee Art Museum) 
 This date of this exhibition is errantly recorded as 1947 in the catalogue raisonne of Bloemart's paintings. The lender was the Spencer A. Samuels Gallery. A letter dated March 18 from Stuart Greenspan, a gallery employee, to assistant curator Verna Curtis of the Milwaukee Art Center: "To the best of my knowledge, [...] the Bloemaert has [n]ever been exhibited" (Information supplied by archivist Anthony Morgano, Milwaukee Art Museum Research Center, March 28, 2023).