Private collection, Paris, by whom acquired directly from the artist, circa 1971; sale, Sotheby's, New York, 6 May 2015, lot 375 ($112,500).
Acquired at the above sale by the present owners.
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN FAMILY COLLECTION
M. Ray & P. Éluard, Les mains libres: Dessins illustrés par les poèmes de Paul Éluard, Paris, 1937 (illustrated p. 69 & detail illustrated p. 199).
A. Schwarz, Man Ray: The Rigour of Imagination, London, 1977, no. 77, p. 361 (detail illustrated p. 89).
New York, Valentine Gallery, Drawings by Man Ray, 1936, no. 34.
Paris, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Les Dessins de Man Ray, November 1937.
London, The London Gallery, Man Ray: Surrealist Paintings, Drawings, Objects, 1939, one of nos. 36-95.
Nice, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Man Ray: Rétrospective 1912-1976, February - June 1997, p. 126 (illustrated; dated '1937').
Paris, Galerie 1900-2000, Man Ray, April - May 2008, no. 28.