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Acquired 1963 from the artist by the Pasadena Art Museum [later Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena]; sold 1982 to (Galerie Beyeler, Basel);[1] purchased by the NGA Collectors Committee; gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History
Sam Francis, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundersrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, 1993, unnumbered, repro. 151.
Pintura Estadounidense: Expresionismo Abstracto [Abstract Expressionism and the American Experience], Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, 1996-1997, no. 19, repro.
Sam Francis: Paintings 1947-1990, Mus. of Cont. Art/Geffen Cont., Los Angeles; Menil Coll., Houston; Malmö Konsthall, Sweden; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Gal. Com. d'Arte Mod. e Cont., Rome, 1999-2000, pl. 41 (not shown in Rome).
Strick, Jeremy. Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture: Selections for the Tenth Anniversary of the East Building. Washington, D.C., 1989: 86, repro. 87.
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 183, repro.