Inscription: Signed and dated (upper left): J. Dubuffet/ 1936
the artist (gift to Paulhan); Jean Paulhan, Paris (until d. 1968); Dr. Frédéric Choffe, Bourg la Reine, France (until 1995); private collection, Germany (1995–2000); [Richard Gray Gallery, New York, 2000–2001; sold in 2001 to MMA)
Geneva. Galerie Jan Krugier. "Jean Paulhan et ses environs," May 1967, no. 60.
Paris. Grand Palais. "Jean Paulhan à travers ses peintres," February 1–April 15, 1974, no. 504 (lent by a private collection).
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. "Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," September 14–November 24, 2002, no. 66.
Tokyo. Bunkamura Museum of Art. "Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," December 7, 2002–March 9, 2003, no. 66.
Max Loreau. Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet. Vol. 1, Marionettes de la ville et de la campagne. Paris, 1993, p. 33, no. N 85, ill.