E.L.T. Mesens, London (by 1937).
Roberta Entwistle, London (acquired from the descendants of the above). Acquired from the family of the above by the present owners, 1984.
Property from the Collection of Rosemary and George Lois
D. Sylvester, ed., René Magritte, Catalogue Raisonné, London, 1993, vol. II, pp. 424-425, no. 675 (illustrated).
London, London Gallery, Surrealist Objects and Poems, November 1937, no. 60.
London, London Gallery, René Magritte: Surrealist Objects and Paintings, April-May 1938, no. 12.
London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Wonder and Horror of the Human Head: An Anthology, March-April 1953, no. 109.
London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Collages and Objects, October-November 1954, no. 26.
London, Grosvenor Gallery, René Magritte, September-October 1961, no. 16.
London, Zwemmer Gallery, René Magritte, July 1966, no. 7.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts; Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen; Berlin, Nationalgalerie; Milan, Palazzo Reale; Kunsthalle, Basel and Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Métamorphose de l'objet: art et anti-art 1910-1970, April 1971-June 1972 (number varies; illustrated).