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right center reverse: J. Dubuffet / juillet 46

Provenance

The artist; (Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York); purchased 9 March 1950 by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Colin, New York;[1] (their sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, New York, 10 May 1995, no. 60); Stephen Hahn, Santa Barbara, California; gift (partial and promised) 1995 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1950
Paintings by Jean Dubuffet, Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, 1950, no. 13.
1959
Jean Dubuffet Retrospective Exhibition 1943-1949, Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, 1959, no. 16a, repro.
1960
The Colin Collection. Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture collected by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Colin, Pamela T. Colin & Ralph F. Colin, Jr., New York, M. Knoedler & Company, New York, 1960, no. 93, repro., as Grande Vue de Paris.
1966
Dubuffet, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, June-August 1966, no. 14, repro.
1966
Jean Dubuffet: paintings, Tate Gallery, London, April-May 1966, no. 19, repro. (organized by the Arts Council of Great Britain).
1980
Dubuffet Retrospective, Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Cologne, 1980-1981, no. 49, repro.