Inscription: Signed and dated (upper left): J. Dubuffet / 1936
the artist, Paris (1936–at least 1943; his 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 Krugier & Cie. "Jean Paulhan et ses environs," April 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, Marionnettes de la ville et de la campagne. Rev. ed. (1st ed., 1966). Paris, 1993, p. 33, no. N 85, ill.
Sabine Rewald in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2000–2001." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 59 (Fall 2001), p. 62, ill. (color).
William S. Lieberman inPicasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Exh. cat., Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. [Tokyo], 2002, pp. 119, 166, no. 66, ill. p. 131 (color).