This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
Giorgio de Chirico, Paris and Ferrara.
By 1922 - October 1934, Paul Guillaume (1891-1934), Paris, probably acquired from the artist.
October 1934 - September 1937, Estate of Paul Guillaume (no. 1041, Juliette Lacaze, a.k.a. Domenica, 1898-1977), Paris, inherited from Paul Guillaume.
September 1937 - at least 1941, Pierre Matisse Gallery (from October 1935 on consignment, no. C.534, then stock no. 692), New York, purchased from Domenica Guillaume.
By 1943 - before 1954, Patricia Kane Matta [and Roberto Sebastián Matta Echaurren], New York, acquired from Pierre Matisse Gallery.
By 1954 - 1972, Patricia Kane Matisse (formerly Matta), New York, probably retained after her divorce from Roberto Sebastián Matta Echaurren.
1972 - 1978, Pierre Matisse, New York, inherited from his wife Patricia Kane Matisse.
1978, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired as gift from Pierre Matisse in memory of Patricia Kane Matisse.
Provenance research is a work in progress, and is frequently updated with new information. If you have any questions or information to provide about the listed works, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Provenance Research Project
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019