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Giorgio de Chirico, Paris and Ferrara.
By 1922 - October 1934, Paul Guillaume (1891-1934), Paris, probably acquired from the artist.
October 1934 - February 23, 1937, Estate of Paul Guillaume (no. 1007, Juliette Lacaze, a.k.a. Domenica, 1898-1977), Paris, inherited from Paul Guillaume.
February 23, 1937 - March 1937, Pierre Matisse Gallery (from October 1935 on consignment, no. C.529, then stock no. 578), New York, purchased from Domenica Guillaume.
March 1937 - February 16, 1950, Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., New York and Warrenton, VA, purchased from Pierre Matisse Gallery and sold at auction, Modern Paintings...From the Collection of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., Parke-Bernet Galleries (no. 1127), New York, February 16, 1950, lot 55.
1950, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, purchased from Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. at auction through Parke-Bernet Galleries.
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