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Constantin Brancusi (French, born Romania. 1876–1957)
Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.
The artist, Paris; sold (through Henri-Pierre Roché) to John Quinn (1870-1924), New York, 1922 ; Estate of John Quinn, 1924 ; sold to Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) and Henri-Pierre Roché (1879-1959), Paris, 1926 ; sold from the Roché Collection to Jon N. Streep, Amsterdam, 1957 ; sold to Mary Sisler, Palm Beach, FL ; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York (Gift of Mary Sisler), 1983.
Letter Quinn to Brancusi, March 10, 1922, Quinn Memorial Collection, Manuscripts Division, New York Public Library, qtd. in Francis M. Naumann, ed., The Mary and William Sisler Collection, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pp. 50-60. See also Margit Rowell and Ann Temkin, eds., Constantin Brancusi, 1876-1957, exh. cat. Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1995, p. 162.
 Included in the exhibition Brancusi, Brummer Gallery, New York, 1926, no. 31 (Column Without End).
 Scarlett et Philippe Reliquet, Henri-Pierre Roché: l'enchanteur collectionneur, Paris: Ramsay, 1999, p. 313. On loan to Katherine Dreier, West Redding, CT, 1935-1945; and on loan to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1945-1956 (Margit Rowell and Ann Temkin, eds., Constantin Brancusi, 1876-1957, p. 162).
 Ibid., p. 280, fn. 2. Margit Rowell and Ann Temkin, eds., Constantin Brancusi, 1876-1957, p. 162.
 Francis M. Naumann, ed., The Mary and William Sisler Collection, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pp. 50-60.