Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso VII (Paris: Cahiers d’Art, 1955), p. 124, no. 304 (ill.), as Figure.
Frank Elgar and Robert Maillard, Picasso (Paris: Fernand Hazan, 1955), n.p. (ill.), as Figure.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1961), p. 357–358.
Yoshiaki Tono, Picasso/Braque, Gendai Sekai Bijutsu Zenshu 7 (Tokyo: Kawade Shobo, 1966), p. 116, pl. 20.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Picasso in Chicago, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1968,) p. 33, cat. 34 (ill.).
Sandra Grung, Supplement to Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1971), p. 86.
Toshio Nishimura, Picasso (Tokyo: Japan Art Center, 1973), p. 121, pl. 45.
A. James Speyer and Courtney Graham Donnell, Twentieth Century European Painting (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980), p. 64, no. 3D8.
Dawn Ades, et. al., In the Mind’s Eye: Dada and Surrealism, exh. cat. (Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1984), p. 208 (ill.).
Christian Geelhaar, Picasso: Wegbereiter und Förderer seines Aufstiegs 1899–1939 (Zurich: Palladion, 1993), p. 194, included in fig. 218.
The Picasso Project, Picasso’s Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, and Sculpture: A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue 1885–1973, Surrealism 1930–1936 (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1997), p. 1, no. 30-001 (ill.), as Figure.
Michael Fitzgerald and Julia May Boddewyn, Picasso and American Art, exh. cat. (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2006), p. 337.
New York, Valentine Gallery, Abstractions of Picasso, January 1931, cats. 17, 20, or 23, as Abstract Forms, Background with Blue Sky.
London, Alex, Reid and Lefevre, Thirty Years of Pablo Picasso, June 1931, cat. 33 (ill.).
Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Exposition Picasso, June 16–July 30, 1932, p. 63, cat. 192, as Métamorphose.
Kunsthaus Zurich, Picasso, September 11–October 30, 1932, p. 14, cat. 191, as Abstraktion.
London, New Burlington Galleries, The International Surrealist Exhibition, June 11–July 4, 1936, p. 26, cat. 300, as Abstraction, Time and Eternity.
London, Lefevre Gallery, Picasso, May–June 1953, p. 4, cat. 12 (ill.), as Abstraction Fond de Ciel Bleu Nuageux.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery of Art Interpretation: Presenting the Art Institute’s Picassos, September–December1955, no cat.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Picasso in Chicago, February 3–March 31, 1968, pp. 33 and 114, cat. 34 (ill.), as Abstraction: Background with Blue Cloudy Sky.
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Dada and Surrealism in Chicago Collections, December 1 1984–January 27, 1985, p. 208 (ill.).
Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago, October 6, 2013–February 16, 2014, no cat. no.
Paul Rosenberg (1881–1959), Paris. Valentine Gallery, New York, by Jan. 1931 [New York 1931]. Lefevre Gallery, London, by June 1931 [London 1931]. Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1932 [Paris 1932]. W. Rees Jeffreys, Wivelsfield Green, Sussex, England, by 1936 [London 1936]. Lefevre Gallery, London, 1953 [London 1953]. Sold through Zwemmer Gallery, London, to the Art Institute, 1955.
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