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Spring 1913 - before summer 1914, Pablo Picasso, Paris.
1914, Galerie Kahnweiler (stock no. 1726, photo no. 303), 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 to unidentified buyer (4th sale of Kahnweiler collection, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 7-8, 1923, lot 94, lot of thirty-two works on paper), Paris.
May 8, 1923(?) - 1929, Theodore Schempp, Paris/New York, possibly purchased at auction Hôtel Drouot (4th sale of Kahnweiler collection).
1929 - 1967, Sidney and Harriet Janis, New York, purchased from Theodore Schempp.
1967/1986, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired as gift from Sidney and Harriet Janis.
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