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Ambroise Vollard, Paris (circa 1910-1939).
Edouard Jonas, Paris.
G.H. Southam, Ottawa (acquired from the above, 1950).
Galerie Hopkins-Thomas, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1996.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
D. Wildenstein, Gauguin, Premier itinéraire d'un sauvage, Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint 1873-1888, Paris, 2002, vol. II, p. 413, no. 295 (illustrated in color, p. 412).
(probably) Dresden, Galerie Arnold, September-October 1910.
Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, Paintings from the Vollard Collection, 1950, no. 2.
Martigny, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Paul Gauguin, June-November 1998, no. 35.