signed H. Laurens (lower right)
Galerie de l'Effort Moderne (Léonce Rosenberg), Paris (probably acquired in 1918)
Heinz Berggruen, Paris
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owners in 1957
Marthe Laurens, Henri Laurens: Sculpteur 1885-1954, Paris, 1955, no. VIII-8, illustrated p. 149
Sandor Kuthy, Henri Laurens 1885-1954, Bern, 1985, illustrated p. 51
Quentin Laurens has confirmed the authenticity of this work which is recorded in the archives of the Atelier and which will be included in the Catalogue de l'œuvre being prepared.
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