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December 1912 - March(?) 1913, Pablo Picasso, Paris.
March(?) 1913 - December 12, 1914, Galerie Kahnweiler (stock no. 1241, photo no. 264), Paris, purchased from the artist.
December 12, 1914 - May 8, 1923, Kahnweiler collection and gallery stock, sequestered during World War I by the French government as enemy property and sold through Hôtel Drouot (4th sale of Kahnweiler collection, May 7-8, 1923, lot 94, lot of thirty-two works on paper), Paris.
[May 8, 1923] - December 3, 1937, Tristan Tzara, Paris, possibly purchased at auction Hôtel Drouot (4th sale of Kahnweiler collection).
December 3, 1937, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, purchased from Tristan Tzara.
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