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Michael Schwarzkopf, Zurich.
Acquired from the above in 1951, and thence by descent to the present owner.
Please note that this work was conceived in 1939 and will be included in the forthcoming Despiau catalogue raisonné being prepared by Alain and Jeanne Kotlar.
Other casts of this subject are in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Mass. and Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand.
Exh. cat., Charles Despiau, Sculptures et dessins, Musée Rodin, Paris, 1974, no. 92 (plaster cast illustrated).