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Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York; sale, Sotheby's, New York, 16 February 1961, lot 1.
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York (no. 8A).
Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé, Paris; their sale, Christie's, Paris, 17 November 2009, lot 994.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
W. Spies, S. & G. Metken, Max Ernst, Werke 1929-1938, Cologne, 1979, no. 1735, p. 88 (illustrated).
R. Crevel, Babylon, Paris, 1988, p. 50 (illustrated).