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The artist's studio.
Emmy Galka Scheyer, Hollywood, to whom sent by the artist in July 1933; sale, US Department of Justice Office of Alien Property, Los Angeles, 29 September 1954, lot 4.
Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles.
J.B. Neumann Galleries, New York.
World House Galleries, New York.
Private collection, California.
Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York.
Private collection, United States; sale, Sotheby's, New York, 16 November 1989, lot 357.
Private collection, Germany, by whom acquired at the above sale; sale, Christie's, London, 7 February 2005, lot 52.
Private collection, London, by whom acquired at the above sale, and thence by descent to the present owner.
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
The artist's Cahier noir, p. 20 (with the comment that it was sent to Galka Scheyer in July 1933).
M. Brenson, 'Art: A View of the Blue Four and Expressionism', in New York Times, 20 April 1984 (illustrated p. C25).
M. Jawlensky, L. Pieroni-Jawlensky, A. Jawlensky, Alexej von Jawlensky, Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings 1914-1933, vol. II, London, 1992, no. 1434, pp. 488-489 (illustrated p. 499).
Los Angeles, Museum, The Blue Four, October 1933, (probably) no. 77.
New York, Leonard Hutton Galleries, The Blue Four, March - May 1984, no. 32 (illustrated p. 42).
Wiesbaden, Museum, Alexej von Jawlensky zum 50. Todesjahr, Gemälde und Graphiken, May - August 1991, no. 130 (illustrated p. 221).
Madrid, Fundación Juan March, Alexej von Jawlensky, March - June 1992, no. 104; this exhibition later travelled to Barcelona, Museo Picasso, June - September 1992.