Signed 'Nolde.' (lower left); signed again and titled 'Emil Nolde: Kleines Meerbild' (on the stretcher)
Dr. Bernhard Sprengel, Hanover; Anon. sale, Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart, 21 May 1960, lot 439; Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III, New York (probably acquired at the previous sale); M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York (acquired from the previous, March 1963); Cecil 'Titi' Blaffer von Furstenberg, Houston (acquired from the previous, March 1964); By descent from the previous to the present owners.
Exhibition History :
New York, Spencer A. Samuels and Company, Ltd., Expressionismus, October-November 1968, p. 27 (illustrated in color, pl. 10).