oil and charcoal on canvas
65.47 in. (166.30 cm.) (height) by 49.37 in. (125.40 cm.) (width)
signed 'de Kooning' (l.l.)
New York, Martha Jackson Gallery, Recent Oils by Willem De Kooning, November-December 1955, n.p., no. 2 (illustrated). Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, II Mostra Mercato Nazionale d'Arte Contemporaena, 1964. New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Founding Fathers: Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Jackson Pollock, Joseph Cornell and Barnett Newman, October-November 1965. New York, Museum of Modern Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Willem de Kooning, September 1968-September 1969, pp. 102, 104 and 163, no. 66 (illustrated). Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Collects: Art Since 1940, September-November 1986, p. 19 (illustrated in color). Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Abstract Expressionism: the Critical Developments, September-November 1987, pp. 198-199, no. 34 (illustrated in color). Atlanta, High Museum, on loan, 1991. Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art; London, Tate Gallery, Willem de Kooning: Paintings, May 1994-May 1995, pp. 130 and 145, pl. 33 (illustrated in color). Mexico City, Centro Cultural/Arte Contempora´neo, Fundacion Cultural Televisa, Pintura Estadounidense: Expresionismo Abstracto, October 1996-February 1997, pp. 338-339 and 567, no. 12 (illustrated in color). Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; Seattle Art Museum, Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection, March-November 2000, pp. 81-83 and 281, no. 13 (illustrated in color). Seattle, Pivot Art + Culture, The Figure in Progress: De Kooning to Kapoor, 1955-2015, December 2015- February 2016. London, Royal Academy of Arts, Abstract Expressionism, September 2016-January 2017, p. 218, no. 81 (illustrated in color). Honolulu Museum of Art, Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West, September 2017-January 2018.
T. B. Hess, Willem de Kooning, New York, 1959, p. 22, pl. 138 (illustrated). E. Denby, "My Friend de Kooning," Artnews Annual, vol. 29, 1964, p. 96 (illustrated). G. Drudi, Willem de Kooning, Milan, 1972, p. 35, pl. 93 (illustrated). H. F. Gaugh, Willem de Kooning, New York, 1983, pp. 54-55, pl. 46 (illustrated). D. Waldman, Willem de Kooning, New York, 1988, pp. 101 and 103, pl. 77 (illustrated). Y. Fuji and Y. Kenichi, Willem de Kooning, Tokyo, 1993, pl. 28 (illustrated in color). Willem de Kooning: Liquefying Cubism, exh. cat., New York, Allan Stone Gallery, 1994, p. VIII (illustrated). Willem de Kooning: The Late Paintings, exh. cat., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1995, p. 21, no. 9 (illustrated). D. Sylvester, “The Birth of ‘Woman I’,” The Burlington Magazine, vol. 137, no. 1105, April 1995, p. 230. Abstract Expressionism, exh. cat., Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1996, pp. 36-37, no. 5 (illustrated in color). S. Yard, Willem de Kooning, New York, 1997, p. 64, no. 47 (illustrated in color). The Impact of Chaim Soutine: De Kooning, Pollock, Dubuffet, Bacon, exh. cat., New York, Galerie Gmurzynska, 2001, p. 17 (illustrated in color). Willem de Kooning, exh. cat., Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, 2001, p. 43 (illustrated in color). C. Thierolf, Amerikanische Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts in der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 2002, p. 216, fig. 1 (illustrated). F. S. Connelly, ed., Modern Art and the Grotesque, Cambridge, 2003, p. 249, fig. 81 (illustrated). D. Ngo, ed., Art + Architecture: The Ebsworth Collection + Residence, San Francisco, 2006, n.p. (illustrated in color and installation views illustrated). M. Webb, "Consumate Grace: Architecture, art and nature meet seamlessly in the Seattle house Jim Olson has designed for collector Barney Ebsworth," Town and Country, May 2006, p. 170 (installation view illustrated in color). S. Yard, Willem de Kooning: Works, writings and interviews, New York, 2007, p. 68 (illustrated in color). C. Lanchner, Willem de Kooning, New York, 2011, p. 27, no. 12 (illustrated in color). de Kooning: A Retrospective, exh. cat., New York, Museum of Modern Art, 2011, p. 281, fig. 1 (illustrated in color). J. Zilczer, A Way of Living: The Art of Willem de Kooning, London and New York, 2014, p. 125, no. 149 (illustrated in color).
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, 1955 Michel Tapié, Paris, 1957 Alberto Ulrich, Italy Pace Gallery, New York Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kardon, Philadelphia, 1974 Steve Martin, Beverly Hills and New York, circa 1991 Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1997