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Acquired from the artist by Paul Rosenberg (1881-1959), Paris, 1928 ; sold to Sidney and Harriet Janis, New York, 1933 ; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1967 (The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection).
 Reproduced in Eugenio d'Ors, Pablo Picasso, Paris: Éditions des Chroniques du jour, and New York: E. Weyhe, 1930, plate 46: "The Painter with His Models [sic], 1929, P. Rosenberg Coll." Included in the exhibitions Picasso, Braque, Derain, Matisse, Léger, and Laurencin, Galerie Rosenberg, Paris, April-May 1929; and Picasso, Braque, Léger and Laurencin, Galerie Rosenberg, Paris, March-April 1930. On loan from Rosenberg to the exhibitions Picasso, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, June 16 - July 30, 1932 (no. 181: L'artiste et son modèle); and Picasso, Kunsthaus Zurich, September 11 - October 30, 1932 (no. 175: Der Künstler und seine Modelle). See Michael C. Fitzgerald, Making Modernism: Picasso and the Creation of the Market for Twentieth-Century Art, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995, pp. 185-188.
 See Three Generations of Twentieth-Century Art: The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1972, p. 210. Janis acquired the painting in exchange for Matisse's Interior at Nice.
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