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Giorgio de Chirico, Paris and Ferrara.
[Paul Guillaume, Paris]
By May 1934 [probably c. 1925] - December 11, 1935, Paul Éluard (and/or his mother Jeanne-Marie Grindel), Paris.
December 11, 1935 - 1979, James Thrall Soby (1906-1979), New Canaan and New York, purchased from Paul Éluard (and/or his mother Jeanne-Marie Grindel) through Pierre Matisse Gallery (consignment no. C.536, stock no. S.399), New York.
1979, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired by bequest from James Thrall Soby.
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