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Gustave van Geluwe, Brussels.
Mme Jean Krebs, Brussels.
Dr. Purnal, Brussels.
Galleria Internazionale, Milan.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 4 April 1978, lot 40.
Private collection, Belgium, by whom acquired at the above sale.
Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1998.
Please note the dimensions should read: 61¾ x 23 5/8 in. (157 x 60 cm.) and not as stated in the catalogue.
Please note the additional exhibition history:
Knokke-Heisst, Christian Fayt Art Gallery, Selection I, June - July 1978, no. 16.
New York, Chein & Read, I am as you will be - The Skeleton in Art, September - November 2007.
Property from a Private Belgian Collector
M. Butor, J. Clair & S. Houbart-Wilkin, Delvaux: catalogue de l'oeuvre peint, Brussels, 1975, no. 159 (illustrated p. 213).
Ostende, Musée des Beaux-Arts, July - August 1962, no. 76.
Bordeaux, Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Surréalisme, May - September 1971, no. 57.
Charleroi, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Le Hainaut, terre de surréalisme, October 1971, no. 19.