Inscription

lower right: Calder 1932

Provenance

Mrs. Bliss Parkinson; Sibyl Moholy-Nagy; Klaus and Dolly Perls, New York; gift to NGA, 1996.

Exhibition History
1976
Calder's Universe, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, 1976
1981
Center Ring - the Artist: Two Centuries of Circus Art, The Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, May 7-June 28, 1981; Columbus Museum of Art, OH, Aug 30-Oct 11, 1981; New York State Museum, Albany, Dec 11, 1981-March 7, 1982; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., April 24 - June 6, 1982.
1989
The Intimate World of Alexander Calder, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; El Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; Cooper-Hewitt Museum The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, NY; February 1989-March 1990.
1997
Alexander Calder: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997, no. 4.
1998
Alexander Calder: 1898-1976, National Gallery of Art, Washington; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1998, no. 55.
2001
A Century of Drawing, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002, no. 62.
2004
"The Great Parade: Portrait of the Artist as Clown", Musée du Grand Palais, Paris; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2004, no. 175.
Bibliography
1964
Johnson, Una E. 20th Century Drawings, Part I. New York, 1964: pl. 92.
1997
"Alexander Calder: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Paris." Bulletin / National Gallery of Art, vol. 17, 1997: 14, repro.
1997
Alexander Calder: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997: no. 4.
1998
Alexander Calder: 1898-1976. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1998: no. 55.
2001
A Century of Drawing. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002: no. 62.
2008
Simon, Joan and Brigette Léal. Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926-1933. Exh. cat. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2008-2009. New York, 2008, 167.