Foundry stamp, on back at bottom: AKT = GES vorm. H. GLADENBECK u. SOHN / BERLIN = FRIEDRICHSHAGEN
Max Klinger (1857–1920), Leipzig, Germany 
Shepherd Gallery, New York, NY, USA 
1979/12 – 1999/12/06
Joey (b.1933) and Toby Tanenbaum, Toronto, Canada, purchased from the Shepherd Gallery 
National Gallery of Canada, given by the Robert Tanenbaum Family Trust 
 The bust was first offered for sale by the artist in 1904 through the “Kunst-Salon”, Leipzig, a gallery owned by the foundry Gladenbeck & Sohn, Berlin, which had produced three casts of the work [Dietrich, Conny and Hansdieter Erbsmehl. “Klingers Nietzsche. Wandlungen eines Portraits 1902-1914.” Weimar 2003, p. 153]. In the same year, the Leipzig Art dealer Carl B. Lorck took over the marketing of the bronze. He exhibited it at the Leipziger Kunstverein in 1907 [“Sonderausstellung zur Feier des fünfzigjährigen Geburtstags von Max Klinger. Skulpturen, Gemälde, Radierungen, ätzungen.” Kunstverein, Leipzig: February 1907, cat no. 8]. The exhibition catalogue features an advertisment by Lorck, where he offers all three casts of the bust for sale [p. 26–27]. In 1907, a version of the bust was exhibited as a German contribution to the 7th Venice Biennale [“Settima esposizione Internazionale dela Città di Venezia. Catalogo.” Venice: Ferrari, 1907, cat. no. 57; see also Dietrich 2003, p. 154] and in 1908 at the Frankfurter Kunstverein [“Klinger Ausstellung. Ein Überblick über das gesamte bisherige Schaffen Max Klingers in ausgewählten Gemälden, graphischen und plastischen Hauptwerken seiner Hand.” Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main, 1908, cat. no. 114].
 In winter 1979, the Shepherd gallery included the bronze in the exhibition “Nineteenth Century European drawings, paintings and sculpture.” [Shepherd Gallery, New York, Winter 1979/80, cat. no 59] where the Tanenbaums purchased the piece.
 See note . The National Gallery of Canada received the bust as a gift from the Robert Tanenbaum Family Trust on December 6, 1996 [Acquisition log, NGC curatorial file].
 See note .