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The artist's estate.
Ernst Schwitters, Lysaker, by whom inherited from the above in 1948.
G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh, by whom acquired from the above through C. Widler, New York, in 1956.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel, by whom acquired from the above in 1961.
Paul Hänggi, Basel, by whom acquired from the above in 1961.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel, by whom acquired back from the above in 1963.
Ernst Schwitters, Lysaker and Marlborough Fine Art, London, by whom acquired from the above in 1963 (no. LOS 5290).
Marlborough Fine Art New York (no. NOS 4543).
Acquired from the above by the late owner, by 1971.
PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE ESTATE OF MS BETSY WASHINGTON WHITING
K. Orchard & I. Schulz (eds.), Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue raisonné, vol. II, 1923-1936, Hanover, 2003, no. 1686 (illustrated p. 328).
Zurich, Kunsthaus, Sammlung G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh, October - November 1960, no. 211; this exhibition later travelled to Dusseldorf, Kunstmuseum, December 1960 - January 1961; Den Haag, Gemeentemuseum, February - April 1961, no. 202.
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Kurt Schwitters 1887-1948, March - April 1963, no. 150; this exhibition later travelled to Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Kölnischer Kunstverein, October - November 1963, no. 153; Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, January - March 1964; Milan, Toninelli Arte Moderna, April - May 1964, no. 67.
Los Angeles, University of California Fowler Museum, Kurt Schwitters Retrospective, March - April 1965; this exhibition later travelled to New York, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, May - June 1965, no. 120; Kansas City, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, July - August 1965.
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Recent Acquisitions, July - August 1967, no. 56 (illustrated).
Baltimore, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Rembrandt to Rivers, October - December 1971.