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Valentine Hugo, Paris, a gift from the artist in 1947.
Jean Louis Merckx, Brussels, until at least 1981.
Acquired by the present owner in 1987.
THE PROPERTY OF A BELGIAN LADY
P.A. de Bock, Paul Delvaux, l'homme, le peintre, psychologie d'un art, Brussels, 1967, no. 86 (illustrated p. 152, titled 'Dessin pour Le train de nuit').
B. Emerson, Delvaux, Antwerp, 1985 (illustrated p. 143).
Ostend, Musée des Beaux arts, 1962.
Venice, XXXIIe biennale internazionale d'arte, 1964, no. 69.
Geneva, Galerie Krugier, 1966, no. 34.
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Paul Delvaux, tekeningen, February - March 1968, no. 33.
Grenoble, Musée de peinture et de sculpture, March - April 1970.
Paris, Grand Palais, Symbolistes et Surréalistes Belges, February - April 1972.
Brussels, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Hommage à Paul Delvaux, July - September 1977, no. 6.
São Paulo, Bienal de São Paulo, 1981.