Inscription

outside of proper left leg: (underlined) Duchamp Villon / 4/8; outside of proper right leg: .Georges Rudier. / .Fondeur.Paris.; inside of proper rig ht leg: Louis Carre. Editeur.

Marks and Labels

FM: Georges Rudier

Provenance

Jacques Villon; (Galerie Louis Carré, Paris), in 1963;[1] (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); purchased 1967 by Mr. [d. 1970] and Mrs. Lester Francis Avnet, Great Neck, Long Island, New York; his estate; purchased 19 October 1971 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1974
Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, no. IX, repro.
1981
Rodin Rediscovered, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982, no. 353.
Bibliography
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 79, repro.