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Provenance

(Galerie Jacques Dubourg, Paris). private collection, Nantes.[1] (Galerie Pierre, Paris); Pierre Loeb's estate; (Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York);[2] purchased December 1969 by Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1983 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1964
documenta III, Alte Galerie, Museum Fridericianum, and Orangerie, Kassel, 1964, no. 1, repro.
1965
De Staël: A Retrospective Exhibition, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Art Institute of Chicago; Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1965-1966, no. 63 (Dutch catalogue), repro.
1990
Nicolas de Staël in America, The Phillips Collection, Washington; Cincinnati Art Museum, 1990, no. 27, repro.
1994
Nicolas de Staël: Retrospektive, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany, 1994, no. 67, repro.
2003
Nicolas de Staël, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2003, no. 136, repro.
Bibliography
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 380, repro.