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Dora Maar, Paris, gift of the artist
Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York
E.V. Thaw & Co., Inc., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1966
The Bergman Collection
H. and S. Janis, Picasso: The Recent Years, 1939-1946, New York, 1946, p. x, pl. 53 (illustrated; titled Portrait of D.M.).
C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1958, vol. 9, no. 282, pl. 131 (illustrated).
Art Institute of Chicago Annual Report, 1967-1968, p. 2 (illustrated).
W. Halstead, Artforum, summer 1968, p. 63 (illustrated).
R. Penrose, Picasso: His Life and Work, Berkeley, 1981, no. 8, pl. XVIII (illustrated).
L. Ullmann, Picasso und der Krieg, Bielefeld, 1993, pl. XXI (illustrated).
The Picasso Project, ed., Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture: Spanish Civil War, 1937-1939, San Francisco, 1997, p. 235, no. 39-066 (illustrated).
J. Palau i Fabre, Picasso: From the Minotaur to Guernica, 1927-1939, Barcelona, 2011, pp. 420 and 451, no. 1320 (illustrated in color).
New York, The Museum of Modern Art and The Art Institute of Chicago, Picasso: 75th Anniversary Exhibition, May-December 1957, p. 82 (illustrated; titled Portrait of D.M.).
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Picasso: A Loan Exhibition of His Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Ceramics, Prints and Illustrated Books, January-February 1958, p. 22, no. 202 (illustrated; titled Portrait of D.M.).
San Juan, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, Nine 20th Century Masters from the Collection of Nelson A. Rockefeller, August 1959.
San Francisco Museum of Art, 14 Paintings from the Collection of Nelson A. Rockefeller, September 1959.
Poughkeepsie, Vassar College, 20th Century Painting from the Collection of Nelson A. Rockefeller, January-February 1960.
Buffalo, Albright-Knox Museum, Paintings from the Collection of Governor Rockefeller, June-August 1960.
Brooklyn Museum, Masterpieces from the Collection of Governor Rockefeller, July-August 1962.
Atlanta Art Association, Exhibition of Oils, Drawings and Sculpture, Courtesy of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, November 1962.
Art Institute of Chicago, Picasso in Chicago: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints from Chicago Collections, February-March 1968, no. 38 (illustrated).
University of Chicago, Renaissance Society, Avant-Garde Chicago, November-December 1968 (illustrated).
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective, May-September 1980, pp. 349 and 362 (illustrated in color).
Düsseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, "--und nicht die leiseste Spur einer Vorschrift": Positionen unabhängiger Kunst in Europa um 1937: 1937, Europa vor dem 2. Weltkrieg, December 1987-January 1988, p. 84, no. 83 (illustrated).
London, Tate Gallery, Picasso: Sculptor/Painter, February-May 1994, pp. 134 and 276-277, no. 111 (illustrated in color).
New York, The Museum of Modern Art and Paris, Grand Palais, Picasso and Portraiture: Representation and Transformation, April 1996-January 1997, p. 399 (illustrated in color; titled Head of a Woman [Dora]).
Los Angeles, Pace Wildenstein, Pablo Picasso: Works from the Estate and Selected Loans, January-March 1998.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; California Palace of the Legion of Honor and New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Picasso and the War Years: 1937-1945, October 1998-April 1999, p. 150, no. 29 (illustrated in color; titled Head of a Woman).
Art Institute of Chicago, Picasso and Chicago: 100 Years, 100 Works, February-May 2013, pp. 74-75 and 109, no. 169, pl. 58 (illustrated in color; titled Head of a Woman [Dora Maar]).