Dr Johannes Schürer, Mülheim an der Ruhr, until at least 1956.
Anonymous sale, Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 28 May 1979, lot 615.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
W. Grohmann, Kirchner: Zeichnungen, Dresden, 1925, no. 57 (illustrated).
D.E. Gordon, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Cambridge, MA, 1968, p. 322 (mentioned in a note under no. 383).
L. Grisebach, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner 1880-1938, Cologne, 1995, p. 121 (illustrated).
New York, American Federation of Fine Arts, German Watercolors, Drawings and Prints (1905-1955), 1956, no. 42 (illustrated; titled 'Women Performers in Blue').
Seattle Art Museum, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: A Retrospective Exhibition, November 1968 - January 1969; this exhibition later travelled to the Pasadena Art Museum, January - February 1969; and Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, March - April 1969.
Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner 1880-1938, November 1979 - January 1980, no. 202, p. 202 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Munich, Haus der Kunst, February - April 1980; Cologne, Museum Ludwig, April - June 1980; and Zurich, Kunsthaus, June - August 1980.
Heidelberg, Kunstverein, Blau: Farbe der Ferne, March - May 1990, pp. 420 & 608 (illustrated p. 421).
Nuremberg, Kunsthalle, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, June - September 1991, no. 67, p. 179 (illustrated).
Leipzig, Museum der bildenden Künste, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, Pastelle aus einer Privatsammlung, December 1992 - January 1993, no. 12, p. 9 (illustrated; illustrated again on the cover); this exhibition later travelled to Wuppertal, Von der Heydt-Museum, February - May 1993.
Bonn, Kunstmuseum, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Farbige Werke auf Papier, May - August 1999, no. 63, p. 176 (illustrated p. 124).
Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Im Zentrum: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, eine Hamburger Privatsammlung, October 2001 - January 2002, no. 52, pp. 181-182 (illustrated p. 53 & on the back cover); this exhibition later travelled to Davos, Kirchner Museum, January - April 2002; and Berlin, Brücke-Museum, January - March 2003.
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938, March - June 2003, no. 140, p. 235 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to London, Royal Academy of Arts, Kirchner: Expressionism and the City, Dresden and Berlin 1905-1918, June - September 2003.
Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Brücke: el nacimiento del expresionismo alema´n, February - May 2005, no. 204 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Barcelona, Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya, May - September 2005; and Berlin, Berlinische Galerie, October 2005 - January 2006
Hamburg, Hubertus-Wald-Forum, Kirchner, October 2010 - January 2011, no. 145 (illustrated p. 124).