oil on canvas
45.51 in. (115.60 cm.) (height) by 35.12 in. (89.20 cm.) (width)
signed and dated 'J. Dubuffet 54' (upper center); signed again, inscribed, titled and dated again 'Le Truand J. Dubuffet juillet 54' (on the reverse)
New York, Museum of Modern Art; Minneapolis Institute of the Arts; Los Angeles County Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Art, The New Decade: 22 European Painters and Sculptors, May 1955-March 1956, p. 21 (illustrated). Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover, Dubuffet, October-December 1960, n.p., no. 59. New York, Robert Elkon Gallery, Dubuffet: a Selection, September-October 1975, n.p., no. 8 (illustrated). New York, Elkon Gallery, Jean Dubuffet: The First Two Decades (1943-1963), October-December 1986, p. 6 (illustrated in color). New York, Elkon Gallery, Jean Dubuffet: Forties-Fifties-Sixties: Paintings and Drawings, April-June 1991.
M. Loreau, Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, fascicule X: Vaches-Petites statues de la vie précaire, Lausanne, 1969, p. 49, no. 58 (illustrated). A. Franzke, Dubuffet, New York, 1981, pp. 15 and 92 (illustrated).
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York Mr. and Mrs. David M. Solinger, New York Baron Élie Robert de Rothschild, Paris Robert Elkon Gallery, New York Peter Marino International Ltd., New York Acquired from the above by Mrs. Sydell Miller, 1999