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Marlborough Gerson Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the late owners in May 1977.
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF J. IRWIN AND XENIA S. MILLER
A. Wilkinson, The Sculptures of Jacques Lipchitz: A Catalogue Raisonné, Volume One, The Paris Years, 1910-1940, New York, 1996, no. 153, p. 218 (another cast illustrated p. 65).
New York, Marlborough Gerson Gallery, Jacques Lipchitz: Sculptures and Drawings from the Cubist Epoch, February - March 1977, no. 39.