by 1939/03 – 1955/11/02
Curt Valentin (1902–1954), New York. N.Y., USA 
National Gallery of Canada, purchased from Curt Valentin Gallery 
 The bust was included in a show at the Buchholz Gallery, New York, in 1939. Gallery owner Curt Valentin later renamed his business to “Curt Valentin Gallery”. [“Charles Despiau. Sculpture.” Buchholz Gallery, New York, March 21–April 15, 1939, cat. no. 8]. The Portrait of Monsieur Arnaud was purchased by the NGC in November 1955 from the Curt Valentin Gallery, New York.
 See note . Accession log [NGC curatorial file].
Signed at back of neck, left: C. Despiau; right: Alexis RUDIER / Fondeur Paris