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Galerie de l'Effort Moderne (Léonce Rosenberg), Paris, by whom acquired directly from the artist in 1919.
Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 26 March 1928, lot 62.
Galerie Simon, Paris (no. 10398), by whom acquired at the above sale.
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1958.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
M. Laurens, Henri Laurens, Sculpteur, Paris, 1955 (illustrated p. 79).
C. Green, Cubism and its Enemies, Modern Movement and Reaction in French Art, 1916-1928, New Haven and London, 1987, p. 24 (illustrated fig. 27).
W. Hofmann, The Sculpture of Henri Laurens, New York, 1970, p. 217 (illustrated p. 81).
S. Kuthy, Henri Laurens, 1885-1954, Freiburg, 1985, no. 15 (illustrated p. 66).
D. Cooper, The Cubist Epoch, London, 1999, p. 258 (illustrated p. 259).
Paris, Galerie Louise Leiris, Henri Laurens, Sculptures en pierre 1919-1943, October - November 1958, no. 4 (illustrated).
New York, French Cultural Center, Laurens et Braque: les donations Laurens et Braque à l'Etat Français, 1971.
Rome, Accademia di Francia a Roma, Henri Laurens, November 1980 - January 1981, no. 29 (illustrated p. 65).
Marcq-en-Baroeul, Fondation Anne et Albert Prouvost, Henri Laurens, May - October 1982, no. 5.
London, The Tate Gallery, The Essential Cubism, Braque, Picasso & their friends 1907-1920, April - July 1983, no. 208 (illustrated p. 399).
Paris, Galerie Louise Leiris, Henri Laurens, 60 Oeuvres, 1915-1954, June - July 1985, no. 6.
Bern, Kunstmuseum, Henri Laurens, August - October 1985, no. 15.
Barcelona, Museu Picasso, Henri Laurens, Escultures i dibuixos, March - May 1989, no. 42.
Biron, Château, Henri Laurens, July - September 1990, no. 7.
Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, Musée d'art moderne, Henri Laurens, rétrospective, December 1992 - April 1993, no. 39 (illustrated p. 143).