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Galerie de l'Effort Moderne (Léonce Rosenberg), Paris.
Christian Zervos, Paris.
Jacques Dupin, Paris.
Galerie Creuzevault, Paris, until 1955.
Acquired by the present owner circa 1955.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
J. Dupin, 'Les papiers peints d'Henri Laurens', in Cahiers d'Art, no. 2, Paris, 1954, pp. 179-190.
M. Laurens, Henri Laurens, sculpteur, Paris, 1955 (illustrated p. 150).
P. Waldberg, Henri Laurens ou la femme placée en abîme, Paris, 1980, p. 193 (illustrated p. 32).
S. Kuthy, Henri Laurens, 1885-1954, Freiburg, 1985, no. 5, p. 59 (illustrated p. 58).
New York, Curt Valentin Gallery, Henri Laurens, May - June 1952, no. 38.
Paris, Galerie Berggruen et Cie, Henri Laurens, papiers collés, March - April 1955, n.n.
Paris, Musée national d'art moderne, A la rencontre de Pierre Reverdy, March - May 1970, no. 309 (illustrated p. 130).
Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, The Cubist Epoch, December 1970 - February 1971, no. 166 (illustrated p. 256, pl. 317, titled 'Guitar', dated '1917-1918'); this exhibition later travelled to New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April - June 1971.
Bordeaux, Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Les Cubistes, May - September 1973, no. 124 (illustrated p. 71); this exhibition later travelled to Paris, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, September - November 1973.
London, The Tate Gallery, The Essential Cubism, 1907-1920, Braque, Picasso and their Friends, April - July 1983, no. 204 (illustrated p. 391, catalogued as 'acquired by the present owner in 1965').
Bern, Kunstmuseum, Henri Laurens, 1885-1954, August - October 1985, no. 5 (illustrated p. 58).
Paris, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Henri Laurens, le cubisme, constructions et papiers collés, 1915-1919, December 1985 - February 1986, no. 90 (illustrated p. 99).
Barcelona, Museu Picasso, Henri Laurens, escultures i dibuixos, March - May 1989, no. 32.
Villeneuve d'Ascq, Musée d'art moderne de la Communauté Urbaine de Lille, Henri Laurens, rétrospective, December 1992 - April 1993, no. 31 (illustrated p. 133).