Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right): A 51; signed, dated, and inscribed (verso): Homage to the Square:/ "Precinct" / Albers '51 [Artist's description of media on verso]
the artist, New Haven, Conn. (1951–53; sold through the Sidney Janis Gallery, New York to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Three Centuries of American Painting," April 9–October 17, 1965, unnum. checklist.
Madrid. Fundación Juan March. "Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect," March 28–July 6, 2014, no. 60.
Lowery S. Sims in20th Century Art: Selections from the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Vol. 2, Painting: 1945–1985. New York, 1986, p. 24, ill. (color), erroneously identified as 53.174.1.
Jeannette Redensek inJosef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect. Exh. cat., Fundación Juan March. Madrid, 2014, pp. 38, 366, no. 60, ill. p. 113 (color).