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Paul Rosenberg & Co., Inc., New York, by 1948.
Walter Bareiss, Greenwich, Connecticut.
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, by 1966.
Acquired from the above by the late owners in April 1969.
Please note the present work has been requested for the forthcoming exhibition, Living Things. The Dead and the Living in Picasso, 1907-1933, to be held at the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, from 20 November 2008 to 1 March 2009.
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF J. IRWIN AND XENIA S. MILLER
C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso: oeuvres de 1923 à 1925, vol. 5, Paris, 1952, no. 225 (illustrated pl. 109).
W. Boeck & J. Sabartés, Picasso, New York, 1955, no. 116, p. 492 (illustrated p. 468).
The Picasso Project (ed.), Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture, A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue: Neoclassicism II, 1922-1924, San Francisco, 1996, no. 24-024 (illustrated p. 196).
Paris, Galeries Georges Petit, Exposition Picasso, June - July 1932, no. 153 (titled 'Nature morte au pot de vin').
Zurich, Kunsthaus, Picasso, September - November 1932, no. 140 (illustrated pl. XXIV, titled 'Weinkrug, Fruchtschale, Gitarre, Sterne').
Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, Pablo Picasso, February - March 1934, no. 54 (illustrated, titled 'La Guitare aux Étoiles').
San Francisco, Museum of Art, Picasso, Gris, Miró: The Spanish Masters of Twentieth Century Painting, September - October 1948, no. 10 (illustrated, titled 'Still Life with Guitar and Stars'); this exhibition later travelled to Portland, Art Museum, October - November 1948.
New York, Paul Rosenberg & Co., Picasso, January - February 1955, no. 5 (illustrated p. 6, titled 'Guitar with Stars').
New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Collected by Yale Alumni, May - June 1960, no. 92, (illustrated p. 87, titled 'Guitar and Stars').
Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Hommage à Pablo Picasso, November 1966 - February 1967, no. 132 (illustrated).