VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
E.L.T. Mesens, London, by whom probably acquired from Galerie Le Cantaure in 1932-1933.
Harold Diamond, New York, by whom acquired from the above in 1959-1960. Reiss-Cohen Gallery, New York.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 15 October 1969, lot 70.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel (no. 2507).
Anonymous sale, Galerie Motte, Geneva, 1 March 1975.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 27 June 1978, lot 64.
L'Oeil, Paris, November 1969 (illustrated on the cover).
D. Sylvester (ed.), René Magritte, catalogue raisonné, oil paintings 1916-1930, vol. I, Antwerp, 1992, no. 235 (illustrated p. 284).
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Moon and Space, January - February 1970, no. 46.
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Venus, September - October 1972, no. 58.
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Surréalisme et Peinture, February - April 1974, no. 45.