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The estate of the artist; private collection; (Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York); purchased 28 February 1979 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1957
33 Paintings by Arshile Gorky, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 1957, no. 2, repro.
1962
Arshile Gorky: Paintings, Drawings, Studies, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C., 1962-1963, no. 17, repro.
1965
Arshile Gorky: Paintings and Drawings, Tate Gallery, London; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1965, no. 19, repro.
1977
Malerei und Photographie im Dialog von 1840 bis Heute, Kunsthaus, Zurich, 1977, no. 52, repro.
1977
The Modern Spirit: American Painting 1908-1935, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Hayward Gallery, London, 1977, no. 151.
1979
Arshile Gorky: Important Paintings and Drawings, Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York, 1979, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1981
Arshile Gorky 1904-1948: A Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1981-1982, no. 76, repro. (shown only in New York and Los Angeles).
1989
Arshile Gorky: 1904-1948, Fundación Caja de Pensiones, Madrid; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1989-1990, no. 9, repro.
1995
Armenien: Wiederentdeckung einer alten Kulturlandschaft, Museum Bochum, Germany, 1995, no. 321, repro.
2002
Arshile Gorky Portraits, Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2002, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2006
Arshile Gorky, Fresno Art Museum, 2006, no. 1, repro.
2009
Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Tate Modern, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2009-2010, no. 33, repro.
Bibliography
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 166, repro.
1980
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: no. 61, color repro.
1981
Williams 1981, repro. 240, 243.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 616, no. 952, color repro.
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 188, no. 71, color repro.
1989
Kramer, Hilton. "Modern Art at the National Gallery." The New Criterion 7, no. 8 (April 1989): 3.
1989
Strick, Jeremy. Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture: Selections for the Tenth Anniversary of the East Building. Washington, D.C., 1989: 46, repro. 47.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 188, repro.
1997
Southgate, M. Therese. The Art of JAMA: One Hundred Covers and Essays from The Journal of the American Medical Association. St. Louis, 1997: 112-113, 207, color repro.
2000
Kirsh, Andrea, and Levenson, Rustin S. Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies. Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies, vol. 1. New Haven, 2000: 264.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 430-431, no. 358, color repro.
2010
Gale, Matthew. Arshile Gorky: Enigma and Nostalgia. London, 2010: 24, fig. 6.
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