Edward James, London (acquired from the artist, circa 1939); sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 1 April 1981, lot 249; Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 15 November 1989, lot 48; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner.
Exhibition History :
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Rene Magritte, May 1939, no. 11 or 13; London, Worthing Art Gallery, Impressionism to Surrealism, August-October 1970, no. 33 (dated 1939); London, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Magritte: Restrospective Loan Exhibition, October-November 1973, no. 45; Lausanne, Fondation de l'Hermitage and Kunsthalle Munich, Magritte, June 1987-February 1988, p. 183, no. 42 and p. 276, no. 46 respectively (illustrated in color; dated 1939); New York, Pace Gallery, Rene Magritte: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, May-June 1990, no. 5 (illustrated in color).