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Jacques Doucet (1853-1929), Paris/Neuilly ; by inheritance to Jeanne Roger-Doucet (Jacques Doucet's widow), Neuilly, 1929; given to Henri-Pierre Roché (1879-1959), Paris, 1930 ; by inheritance to Denise Roché (Henri-Pierre Roché's widow), Paris, 1959-c. 1961 ; Cordier & Ekstrom, New York; sold to Mary Sisler, New York, 1963 ; The Museum of Modern Art, New York (Gift of Mrs. William Sisler and Edward James Fund), 1970.
 Commissioned in 1924. See Schwarz 1997, no. 409.
 Scarlett et Philippe Reliquet, Henri-Pierre Roché: l'enchanteur collectionneur, Paris: Ramsay, 1999, pp. 201-02. Calvin Tomkins, Duchamp: A Biography, New York: Henry Holt, 1997, p. 295.
 Francis Naumann, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Ghent and Amsterdam: Ludion Press, 1999, p. 214.
 Mary and William Sisler Papers, II.4. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York. Included in the exhibition Not Seen and/or Less Seen of/by Marcel Duchamp/Rrose Sélavy, 1904-1964. Mary Sisler Collection, Cordier & Ekstrom, New York, January 14-February 13, 1965 (no. 75).
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