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Sir Kenneth Clark, London.
Galerie Hopkins-Thomas, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1995.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A. Vollard, Paul Cézanne, Paris, 1914, p. 61 (illustrated).
L. Venturi, Cézanne, son art--son oeuvre, Paris, 1936, vol. I, p. 294, no. 1199 (illustrated, vol. II, pl. 338; dated 1869-1870).
W.V. Andersen, "Cézanne's Portrait Drawings from the 1860's," Master Drawings, 1967, pl. 20 (illustrated).
A. Chappuis, The Drawings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, London, 1973, vol. I, p. 98, no. 220 (illustrated, vol. II, no. 220).