Nicolas Bayadze, Tiflis, until circa 1920s.
Acquired from the above by Kirill Zdanevich (1894-1975).
Acquired from the above by the Soviet Government or the Union of Soviet Writers, probably on the advice of Lily Brik (1891-1978), Moscow.
A gift from the above to Louis Aragon (1897-1982) in 1957 on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
Private collection, Moscow.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 17 April 2007, lot 366.
Private collection, Europe.
Anonymous sale; MacDougall’s, London, 10 June 2010, lot 248.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, SPAIN
T. Tabidze et al., Nico Phirosmanichvily, Tiflis, 1926, illustrated, listed pp. 143, 169 and 188, no. 98.
K. Zdanevich, Niko Pirosminashvili, Moscow, 1964, p. 46, illustrated p. , listed pp. 113 and 126, no. 97, size incorrect.
K. Zdanevich, Niko Pirosmanishvili, Tbilisi, 1965, listed p. 108, no. 98.
E. Kuznetsov, Niko Pirosmanishvili, Leningrad, 1984, illustrated p. 310.
N. Kobiashvili, We are in search of Pirosmani, Tbilisi, 2004, illustrated on the cover and p. 81, visible in a photo on p. 170 and endpapers, mentioned on multiple pages.
E. Kuznetsov, Pirosmani. Biografiia [Biography], St Petersburg, 2012, p. 181, listed p. 346.
Probably, Paris, The Louvre, Nico Pirosmani, 1969.