Beckmann's wife, Mathilde (1904-1986), a trained violinist, is shown here with an instrument she never played-a banjo. She never posed for any portrait, which permitted the artist to let his imagination have free reign over his final compositions.
the artist, New York (until 1940s); [Buchholz Gallery, New York, 1949]; Adelaide Milton de Groot, New York (1949–d. 1967; on extended loan to the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn., 1950–56; her bequest to MMA)
Hartford, Conn. Wadsworth Atheneum. "Adelaide Milton de Groot Loan Collection," January 10–February 12, 1950, unnum. checklist (as "Carnival").
Bellevue, Wash. Bellevue Art Museum. "Five Thousand Years of Faces," January 30–July 30, 1983, unnumbered cat. (as "Carnival").