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Galerie Simon, Paris, by 1927.
Roger Dutilleul, Paris, by whom acquired from the above in 1927, and thence by descent; sale, Christie's, London, 2 February 2004, lot 56.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Please note that this work is signed 'andré masson' (on the reverse).
PROPERTY FROM THE JUDITH AND ABRAHAM AMAR FOUNDATION SOLD TO BENEFIT CHARITY
F. Will-Levaillant, 'Mythographies masquées d'André Masson', in Critique, Paris, May 1977, p. 482, no. 360.
F. Will-Levaillant, 'Stratagème de la peinture', in L'âne, no. 13, Paris, November - December 1983, pp. 14-15 (illustrated in colour on the cover).
F. Will-Levaillant, 'Tension and energy: A new artist's status a new concept in art criticism in the mid-20th century', in Japan and Europe, Tokyo, 1991 (illustrated fig. 12, p. 172).
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, André Masson, 1976 (incorrectly illustrated p. 122).
Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, André Masson, March - May 1977, no. 31.
Paris, Musée d'Art moderne, André Breton, La beauté convulsive, April - August 1991 (illustrated in colour p. 252); this exhibition later travelled to Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia.