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Inscription

lower left: soulages; on reverse: 3 octobre 1957

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Kootz, New York, by 1959;[1] (Galerie Berggruen & Cie, Paris), by 1960;[2] purchased by Morton G. Neumann [d.1985], Chicago; gift 1979 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1957
Soulages, Kootz Gallery, New York, 1957, repro.
1959
School of Paris 1959: The Internationals, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1959, no. 65.
1960
Pierre Soulages, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover; Folkwang Museum, Essen; Gemeente Museum, The Hague; Kunsthaus, Zurich, 1960-1961, no. 50.
1996
Soulages-Noir Lumière, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1996, no. 24, repro.
2009
Pierre Soulages Retrospective, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo de la Ciudad, Mexico City, 2009 -2010, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 380, repro.
1989
Strick, Jeremy. Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture: Selections for the Tenth Anniversary of the East Building. Washington, D.C., 1989: repro. 84, 85.
1994
Emcrevé, Pierre. Soulages: L'oeuvre complet. I: 1946-1959. 3 vols. Paris, 1994: 1:244, no. 315, repro.
1994
Encrevé, Pierre. Soulages: L'oeuvre complet, Peintures. 3 vols. Paris, 1994-1998: 1(1994):244, no. 315, repro.