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on proper right side of ball, in script: J. Götz / Berlin


Erich Meyer [1893-1968], Görlitz, Silesia, Germany, probably before 1933; gift 1939 to his son, Dr. Dieter Erich Meyer [b. 1926], Berlin-Dahlem, Germany;[1] gift 1976 to NGA.

Exhibition History
The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850-1900, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 2009-2010, unnumbered catalogue.
National Gallery of Art. 1975 Annual Report. Washington, D.C., 1976: 28.
Richardson, John, and Marilyn McCully. A Life of Picasso: Volume 1: 1881-1906. New York, 1991: 346-347, 509 n. 48, repro. 347.
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 103, repro.
Butler, Ruth, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 272-275, color repro.