Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left): J Dubuffet XI 43
[René Drouin, Paris, in 1944]; Claude Hersent, Paris and Meudon, France (in 1954); his former wife, Hélène Hersent-Anavi, Paulhiac, France (by 1957–d. 1981; her estate, 1981–84; her estate sale, Sotheby's, London, March 27, 1984, no. 40, sold to Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (1984–d. 1989; stock no. 3531); his widow, Maria-Gaetana Matisse, née von Spreti, New York (1989–d. 2001); Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation (2002; gift to MMA)
Paris. Galerie René Drouin. "Exposition de Tableaux et Dessins de Jean Dubuffet," October 20–November 18, 1944, no. 23.
Paris. Galerie René Drouin. "Exposition de peintures, dessins et divers travaux exécutés de 1942 à 1954 par Jean Dubuffet," March 17–April 17, 1954, no. 9.
Leverkusen. Städtisches Museum Schloss Morsbroich. "Jean Dubuffet (1943–1957)," August 23–October 13, 1957, no. 2.
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