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Provenance

Acquired 1934 by Eugene [1875-1959] and Agnes E. [1887-1970] Meyer, Jr., Mount Kisco, New York, and Washington, D.C.; gift 1967 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1933
Brancusi, Brummer Gallery, New York, 1933-1934, no. 2.
1933
[exhibition], Salon des Tuileries, Paris, 1933, no. 345.
1978
Aspects of Twentieth-Century Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978-1979, no. 75, repro.
1995
Constantin Brancusi 1876-1957, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1995, no. 96, repro. (shown only in Philadelphia).
2005
Brancusi and Serra in Dialogue, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 2005, no cat.
Bibliography
1953
Meyer, Agnes E. Out of These Roots: The Autobiography of an American Woman. Boston, 1953: 82-83.
1958
Bower, Anthony. "Problems of Portraiture - Sculpture." ArtAm (Winter 1958-1959): 52-59.
1963
Jianou, Ionel. Brancusi. New York, 1963: 95.
1968
Geist, Sidney. Brancusi: A Study of the Sculpture. New York, 1968: 103-106, 228-229.
1974
Geist, Sidney. "Brancusi, the Meyers, and Portrait of Mrs. Eugene Meyer, Jr.." Studies in the History of Art 6 (1974): 188-212, repro.
1975
Geist, Sidney. Brancusi: the Sculpture and Drawings. New York, 1975: 138, 190, no. 195.
1980
Hyland, Douglas K.S. "Agnes Ernst Meyer, Patron of American Modernism." The American Art Journal 12, no. 1 (Winter 1980): 73, 77.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 651, no. 1031, repro.
1993
Chave, Anna C. Constantin Brancusi: Shifting the Bases of Art. New Haven and London, 1993: 36, fig. 1.17.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 34, repro.