Incised with the artist's signature and dated 'Robert Motherwell 58' (upper right); signed again, inscribed, titled and dated again 'Robert Motherwell Spain, 1958 'SPANISH PAINTING, WITH THE FACE OF A DOG.' ' (on the stretcher)
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York; Gifford and Joann Phillips, New York, 1960; By descent from the previous to the present owner
Exhibition History :
Bennington College, The New Gallery, Robert Motherwell: First Retrospective Exhibition, April-May 1959, no. 22; Pasadena Art Museum, Robert Motherwell: A Retrospective Exhibition, February-March 1962, no. 37; Los Angeles, UCLA Art Galleries, The Gifford and Joann Phillips Collection, November-December 1962, no. 72; New York, Museum of Modern Art; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; London, Whitechapel Art Gallery; Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts; Essen, Museum Folkwang and Turin, Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna, Robert Motherwell, September 1965-October 1966, p. 11, no. 40 (New York, illustrated); no. 35 (Amsterdam; illustrated); p. 89, no. 29 (Turin; illustrated); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Robert Motherwell: Works on Paper, February-March 1967; Washington D.C., Phillips Collection, Seven Loans from the Gifford and Joann Phillips Collection, May-June 1971; Los Angeles, Otis Art Institute, Robert Motherwell in California Collections, November 1974-January 1975, no. 16 (illustrated); Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Seattle Art Museum; Washington D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art and New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Robert Motherwell, October 1983-February 1985, pp. 18 and 72 (illustrated).