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Henri Rousseau. The Sleeping Gypsy. 1897

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The Sleeping Gypsy

Henri Rousseau (French, 1844–1910)

Oil on canvas
51" x 6' 7" (129.5 x 200.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Simon Guggenheim
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Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

The artist (after Salon des Indépendants, Paris, 1897)
Private collection (charcoal merchant), Paris. Until early 1924
Louis Vauxcelles, Paris. Early 1924
Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler/Galerie Simon, Paris. By February 1924
John Quinn, New York. Purchased from Kahnweiler (through Henri-Pierre Roché), February 16, 1924 - until his death, on July 28, 1924
Estate of John Quinn, 1924 - 1926
Sold at auction, Collection John Quinn sale, Paris, Hotel Drouot, October 28, 1926
Henri Bing, Paris. Purchased at Drouot in 1926
Mme E. Rockstuhl (Ruckstuhl-Siegwart collection), Kussnacht-am-Rigi (near Lucerne), Switzerland. Purchased from Henri Bing in 1926 - 1939
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchased from Mme E. Rockstuhl-Siegwart by Mrs. Simon Guggenheim as a gift to the Museum, December 1939

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