VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
David McNeil (the artist's son), Paris, by descent from the artist (no. D 1124).
Acquired from the above by the present owners in 1987.
V. Rakitin, Chagall, Disegni inediti dalla Russia a Parigi, Milan, 1989, p. 70 (ill. p. 71).
Milan, Studio Marconi, Marc Chagall, Disegni inediti dalla Russia a Parigi, May - July 1988; this exhibition later travelled to Turin, Galleria della Sindone, Palazzo Reale, Catania, Monastero dei Benedettini and Meina, Museo e centro studi per il disegno.
Hanover, Sprengel Museum, Marc Chagall, 'Himmel und Erde', December 1996 - February 1997.
Darmstadt, Institut Mathildenhöhe, Marc Chagall, Von Russland nach Paris, Zeichnungen 1906-1967, December 1997 - January 1998.
Abbazia Olivetana, Fondazione Ambrosetti, Marc Chagall, Il messaggio biblico, May - July 1998.
Klagenfurt, Stadtgalerie, Marc Chagall, February - May 2000, p. 21 (illustrated).
Florida, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Chagall, January - March 2002.