Lynes composed this picture from two negatives. The seams between them were airbrushed out so that his surprising anatomical conjunction would have the perfect aplomb of dream imagery. Alfred Barr's Museum of Modern Art exhibition Fantastic Art, Dada, and Surrealism (1936) included The Sleepwalker, probably a copyprint made by Lynes from this original.
Inscription: Pencil crop marks on print, recto UL, UR, CR, LR;
Artist's Estate; [Robert Miller Gallery, New York]; John C. Waddell (April 1, 1981)