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The artist's studio.
Galerie Günther Franke, Munich, probably by 1940.
Heinz Berggruen, San Francisco, later Paris, circa 1946.
Ernst Stiefel, New York, circa 1965.
Anonymous sale, Villa Grisebach, Berlin, 28 November 1997, lot 68.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 7 February 2006, lot 18.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION
The artist's handlist, 1938, as 'Stilleben mit Tulpen und Ausblick aufs Meer. Franke München'.
B. Reifenberg & W. Hausenstein, Max Beckmann, Munich, 1949, no. 401.
E. & B. Göpel, Max Beckmann, Katalogue der Gemälde, vol. I, Bern, 1976, no. 494, pp. 315-316 (illustrated vol. II, pl. 172).