Hanna Mataré, Meerbusch, Germany (by descent from the artist).
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, 1972.
Sonja Matare has confirmed the authenticity of this lot.
S.M. Schilling, Ewald Mataré: Das Plastische Werke, Cologne, 1987, p. 217, no. 292a (another cast illustrated).