Inscription: Signed and dated (on reverse): Joan Miro / 18/1/34
the artist (probably sold in April 1934 to Matisse); Pierre Matisse (probably 1934–d. 1989; stock no. 214); his widow, Maria-Gaetana Matisse, née von Spreti, New York (1989–d. 2001); Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation (2002; gift to MMA)
Pierre Matisse Gallery. "Joan Miró, 1933–1934: Paintings, Tempera, Pastels," January 10–February 9, 1935, no. 9–13 [probably this picture].
Jacques Dupin. Joan Miró. Paris, 1961, pp. 248–49, [general relevance].
"Departmental Accessions." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Annual Report for the Year 2003–2004 (November 9, 2004), p. 20.
Sabine Rewald. The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 125–26, 165, ill. (color).