Galerie Paul Guillaume, Paris.
Paul Eluard, Paris (acquired from the above, 1934).
London Gallery, London.
Sir Roland Penrose, London.
Gordon Onslow-Ford, San Francisco and New York (by 1943).
Richard S. Zeisler Collection, New York.
John L. Senior, Jr., New York.
New Gallery, New York.
Alex and Rita Hillman, New York (acquired from the above April 1956).
Gift from the above to the present owner, 16 October 1968.
Please note that this work has been requested for the exhibtion Giorgio de Chirico to be held at the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, February-May 2009.
The Fondazione de Chirico has confirmed the authenticity of this painting and have recorded it in their archives under the number 0030-09-08OT.
Property from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation
C. Zervos, Histoire de l'art contemporain, Paris, 1938, p. 384 (illustrated; titled and dated Portrait of the Arist, 1910).
Dictionnaire abregé du surréalisme, Paris, 1938, p. 39 (illustrated; titled Portrait of the Artist).
'Giorgio de Chirico: Mystery and Creation,' in London Bulletin, October 1938, p. 13, no. 2 (titled Portrait of the Artist).
R. Melville, 'The Visitation 1911-1917,' in London Bulletin, June 1940, pp. 7-8.
J.T. Soby, The Early Chirico, New York, 1941, pp. 30-32 (illustrated, pl. 9; titled Self Portrait).
R. Gaffé, Giorgio de Chirico: Le Voyant, Brussels, 1946, pl. 2
(illustrated; titled and dated Self Portrait 1910).
J.T. Soby, Giorgio de Chirico, New York, 1955, p. 183 (illustrated, p. 67 (titled Self Portrait).
J. Sloane, 'Giorgio de Chirico and Italy,' in Art Quarterly, 1958, pp. 12 and 15 (illustrated).
'Metafisica, dada e surrealismo,' in L'arte Moderna, 1967, no. 55, p. 15 (illustrated).
W. Rubin, Dada and Surrealist Art, New York, 1968, p. 117, no. 104 (illustrated, p. 96; titled Self Portrait).
'Peinture metaphysique,' in Encyclopedia universalis, Paris, 1972, no. 2 (illustrated in color, pl. 11; titled Metaphysical Composition Self Portrait).
W. Schmied, De Chirico: Leben und Werk, Munich, 1980, p. 286, no. 23 (illustrated in color, p. 135, no. 5; titled Metaphysical Composition Metaphysical Self-Portrait).
M. Fagiolo dell'Arco, Giorgio de Chirico: Il tempo di Apollinaire, Paris 1911-1915, Rome, 1981, p. 135, no. 58 (illustrated; titled and dated Metaphysical Composition, 1914).
M. Fagiolo dell'Arco, L'opera completa di de Chirico 1908-1924, Milan, 1984, pp. 90-91, no. 60 (illustrated; titled and dated Metaphysical Composition (Self-Portrait), 1914).
T. Minemura, De Chirico, Tokyo, 1986, p. 19 (illustrated in color). M. Calvesi, ed., Giorgio de Chirico: Pictor optimus, exh. cat., Palazzo delle Esposizione, Rome, 1992, p. 34 (illustrated, p. 33; titled Composizione Metafiscá).
E. Braun, Manet to Matisse: The Hillman Family Collection, Seattle and London, 1994, pp. 50-52, no. 8 (illustrated in color, p. 53).
P. Baldacci, De Chirico: The Metaphysical Period 1888-1919, Boston, 1997, p. 239, no. 61 (illustrated in color).
M. Holzhey, De Chirico: The Modern Myth, Cologne, 2005, p. 23 (illustrated in color; titled Metaphysical Still-life).
Paris, Galerie Beaux-Arts, Exposition internationale du surréalisme, January-February 1938, no. 34 (titled Portrait of the Artist).
London, London Gallery, Giorgio de Chirico 1911-1917, October-November 1938, no. 2 (titled Portrait of the Artist).
New York, The Art of This Century Gallery, Masterworks of Early de Chirico, October-November 1943, no. 2.
Bennington College, Surrealist Art: An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture 1913-1946, April 1960, no. 4 (titled Self-Portrait).
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Rousseau, Redon and Fantasy, May-September 1968 (titled Self-Portrait).
Milan, Palazzo Reale, Giorgio de Chirico, April-May 1970, pp. 15 and 27, no. 11 (illustrated, pl. 11; titled Metaphysical Composition).
Hanover, Kestner Gesellschaft and Paris, Museée d'art moderne, Giorgio de Chirico, July-October 1970, p. 62, no. 9 (illustrated, p. 36; titled Metaphysical Self-Portrait).
Bronx Museum of the Arts, Paitnings, Drawings and Sculpture from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation, April-May 1972 (titled Self-Portrait).
Laramie, The University of Wyoming Art Center, The Hillman Collection, November 1972 (titled Self-Portrait).
Jacksonville Art Museum and Corpus Christi, Art Museum of South Texas, The Alex Hillman Collection, October 1973-January 1974, no. 17 (titled Self-Portrait).
New York, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Modern Portraits: The Self and Others, October-November 1976, no. 16 (titled Self-Portrait).
London, Hayward Gallery, Dada and Surrealism Reviewed, January-March 1978, p. 20, no. 1.8 (illustrated in color; titled Self-Portrait).
Venice, Palazzo Grassi, La pittura metafisica, 1979, p. 50, no. 16 (illustrated, pl. 16; titled Self-Portrait).
Austin, The University of Texas; Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Museum of Art; St. Petersburg, Museum of Fine Arts; Lawrence, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas; Huntington Gallery; Little Rock, Arkansas Art Center; Williamsburg, Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary and Ames, Brunnier Gallery and Museum, Iowa State University, Selections from the Collection of the Alex Hillman Family Foundation, January 1979-November 1985.
New York, The Museum of Modern Art; London, Tate Gallery; Munich, haus der Kunst and Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, De Chirico, March 1982-April 1983, no. 15, p. 149 (illustrated; titled Self-Portrait).
The Brooklyn Museum, Exhibition of Works from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation, February 1986-January 1987.
The Brooklyn Museum, Modern Masters: French Art from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation Collection, June-August 1988.
London, The Royal Academy of Arts, Italian Art in the Twentieth Century, January-February 1989, no. 46 (illustrated in color; titled and dated Self-Portrait, 1913).
Phoenix, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Paintings and Drawings from the Alex Hillman Family Foundatio, December 1991-May 1992.