New York art market (?)
Shepherd Gallery, New York, United States 
by 1994 –1999/12/06
Joey (b.1933) and Toby Tanenbaum, Toronto, Canada, purchased from the Shepherd Gallery 
National Gallery of Canada, given by the Michael Tanenbaum Family Trust 
 See note 
 According o Robert Kashey, the Shepherd gallery archives contain no records of the piece. He states that it was “most likely purchased on the New York art market” [Fax from Robert Kashey of Shepherd Gallery to Anke Kausch, NGC Provenance Research Project, July 18, 2008, NGC curatorial file]
 Joey and Toby Tanenbaums acquired the bronze from the Shepherd gallery. In 1994 it was included in their sale “19th and 20th Century Sculpture” at Sotheby's New York [26 May, 1994, lot 33] and bought in.
 The National Gallery of Canada received the bronze in December 1999 as a gift from the Michael Tanenbaum Family Trust. Accession log [NGC curatorial file].
Signed on side of base at front left: JL. GEROME
Stamped inside the base: MADE IN FRANCE SIOT PARIS and 7831