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Paul Eluard, Paris.
Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 2 July 1924, lot 83.
Obelisk Gallery, London.
Brook Street Gallery, London.
Frederic N. Aladjem, Geneva, by 1975.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 6 December 1983, lot 345c.
Private collection, Austria.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 19 November 1986, lot 202.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
W. Spies, S. & G. Metkin, Max Ernst: Oeuvre Katalog, Werke 1906-1925, Cologne, 1975, no. 629 (illustrated p. 326).
Paris, Centre national d'art et de culture George Pompidou, Galeries nationales du Grand-Palais, Exposition Max Ernst, May - August 1975, no. 84 (illustrated p. 53).