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1910, Pablo Picasso, Paris.
1910 - 1914, Wilhelm Uhde, Paris.
1914 - May 30, 1921, Uhde collection and gallery stock, sequestered during World War I by the French government as enemy property and sold through Hôtel Drouot (Collection Uhde: Tableaux Modernes, Paris, May 30, 1921, lot 44).
May 30, 1921 - May 18-19, 1925, Christian Tetzen-Lund (1852-1936), Copenhagen, purchased at auction Hôtel Drouot and sold at the auction sale of the Tetzen-Lund collection (Franske og Skandinaviske Billeder tilhørende Tetzen-Lund’s Samlinger, Copenhagen, May 18-19, 1925, lot 99).
May 18-19, 1925 - ?, Paul Rosenberg, Paris [possibly on consignment with Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin and Düsseldorf], purchased at auction from Christian Tetzen-Lund through Wilhelm Hansen.
André Breton, Paris, acquired from Paul Rosenberg.
By 1931 - 1937, René Gaffé, Bruxelles and Cagnes-sur-Mer, purchased through/from André Breton and Paul Éluard, Paris.
1937 - November 1956, Roland A. Penrose, London and Sussex, purchased from René Gaffé through Zwemmer Gallery.
November 1956 - 1979, Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, purchased from Roland A. Penrose through Alfred H. Barr, Jr.
1979, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired by bequest from Nelson A. Rockefeller.
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