VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
Walter Kern, by whom acquired from the artist on 12 November 1935.
Anonymous sale, Klipstein & Kornfeld, Bern, 9-11 May 1963, lot 295.
Otto van de Loo, Munich, by 1974.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 7 February 2005, lot 92.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owners.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Cahiers d'Art, Paris, 1935, vol. 10, nos. 5-6, p. 104 (illustrated).
'Max Ernst, oeuvres de 1919 à 1936', in Cahiers d'Art, Paris, 1937, p. 98.
U.M. Schneede, Max Ernst, Hatje Bild-Monographie, Stuttgart, 1972, no. 286 (illustrated p. 145).
Galerie van de Loo, Dokumentation und Lagerkatalog II, Munich, 1974, no. 19 (illustrated).
W. Spies, Max Ernst, Werke 1929-1938, Cologne, 1979, no. 2226 (illustrated p. 344).
Munich, Haus der Kunst, Max Ernst, Retrospektive, February - April 1979, no. 235 (illustrated p. 304); this exhibition later travelled to Berlin, Nationalgalerie, May - July 1979.