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Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Kobacker, Columbus, Ohio.
Grosvenor Gallery, London.
Frieda Kittay Goldsmith, Palm Beach (acquired from the above, November 1970).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
Please note this work was cast in 1961.
Property Formerly from the Collection of Frieda Kittay Goldsmith, Palm Beach, Florida
A.C. Ritchie, Sculpture of the Twentieth Century, New York, 1952, p. 138 (another cast illustrated).
A. Archipenko, Archipenko: Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958, New York, 1960, pls. 145 and 146 (another cast and larger version illustrated).
D.H. Karshan, Archipenko: The Sculpture and Graphic Art, Tubingen, 1975, pp. 33, 34 and 39 (another cast illustrated, p. 109).
K.J. Michaelsen, Archipenko: A Study of the Early Works 1908-1920, New York, 1977, pp. 70 and 71, no. S59 (larger version illustrated).
D.H. Karshan, Archipenko: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, 1908-1963, Danville, Kentucky, 1985, p. 68, no. 28 (another cast illustrated, p. 76, no. 28a).