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Provenance

The artist [d. 1973]; his estate; private collection, Switzerland; acquired 1980 by (Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York); purchased 1982 by NGA.[1]

Exhibition History
1980
XIX & XX Century Master Paintings, Acquavella Galleries, New York, 1980, no. 15, color repro.
2002
Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe l'Oeil Painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2002-2003, no. 98, color repro.
Bibliography
1932
Zervos, Christian. Pablo Picasso. 33 vols. Paris, 1932-1978: 7(1955): no. 18, pl. 9.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 607, no. 940, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 310, repro.
1989
Strick, Jeremy. Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture: Selections for the Tenth Anniversary of the East Building. Washington, D.C., 1989: repro. 44, 45.
2013
Clark, T.J. Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica. (Bollingen series 35; The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, 58.) Princeton, 2013: 82, 84-85, color fig. 2.17.