Catalogue Raisonné


The Tale, 1957
Oil on paper mounted on panel
25 x 36 in.
63.5 x 91.4 cm
Signed front lower left: Philip Guston; inscribed on reverse: PHILIP GUSTON/ "THE TALE" 1957/ 25 x 36
Private Collection
Private Collection
Private Collection
Private Collection
Auction: Sotheby's, New York, Contemporary Art, Day, November 10, 2004, Lot 143
Dr. Giuseppe Panza
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", February 24, 1958 - March 22, 1958 
Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy, "La Pittura Straniera Nelle Collezioni Italiane", 1960
Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England, "Philip Guston: Objects", February 10, 2006 - March 18, 2006 
Panza di Biumo, G. "La pagina del collezionista." I 4 Soli, November–December 1957, illus. in b&w p. 12, Collez. Dott. G. Panza di Biumo
La Pittura Straniera Nelle Collezioni Italiane. Exh. cat. Torino: Edizioni d'arte Fratelli Pozzo, 1960, illus. in color (no page #)
Ashton, Dore. Yes, but... A Critical Study of Philip Guston. New York: Viking, 1976, mentioned in text pp. 129-130, not illus.
Butterfield, Jan. "A Very Anxious Fix: Philip Guston." Images & Issues, Summer 1980, pp. 30–35, mentioned in text p. 32, not illus.
Philip Guston, Opere Su Carta 1933–1980. Exh. cat. Milan: Electa, 1989, illus. in b&w p. 49
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. London: Timothy Taylor Gallery, 2006, illus. in color, unnumbered catalog