National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Breton Girls Dancing, Pont-Aven Paul Gauguin (artist)
French, 1848 - 1903
Breton Girls Dancing, Pont-Aven, 1888
oil on canvas
overall: 73 x 92.7 cm (28 3/4 x 36 1/2 in.) framed: 86.7 x 106 x 3.5 cm (34 1/8 x 41 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.)
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
1983.1.19
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From the Tour: Paul Gauguin
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Exhibition History

1888
Boussod et Valadon, November 1888.
1889
Café Volpini, Paris, 1889, no. 36.
1911
Possibly Gauguin and Cezanne, Stafford Gallery, London, November 1911, no. 17.
1936
La vie ardente de Paul Gauguin, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1936, no. 29
1936
Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903. A Retrospective Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of Les Amis de Paul Gauguin and The Penn Normal Industrial and Agricultural School. Wildenstein & Co., New York, 20 March - 18 April 1936, no. 8
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 124, repro
1986
Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986, unnumbered checklist, repro.
1986
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, and State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, 1986
1988
The Art of Paul Gauguin, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Art Institute of Chicago; Grand Palais, Paris, 1988-1989, no. 44, repro.
1988
The Pastoral Landscape: The Modern Vision, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., 1988-1989, no. 118, fig. 217.
1989
Impressionisti della National Gallery of Art di Washington, Ala Napoleonica e Museo Correr, Venice, and Palazzo Reale, Milan, 1989, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1990
Französische Impressionisten und ihre Wegbereiter aus der National Gallery of Art, Washington und dem Cincinnati Art Museum, Neue Pinakothek, Munich, 1990, no. 67, repro.
1992
From El Greco to Cézanne: Masterpieces of European Painting from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and The Metroplitan Museum of Art, New York, National Gallery of Greece, Athens, 1992-1993, no. 66, repro.
1993
Van Gogh: His Sources, Genius and Influence, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 1993-1994, no. 24, repro.
1994
Gauguin and the School of Pont-Aven, The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1994-1995, addendum to the catalogue (exhibition had four other venues).
1996
La Ronde des petites Bretonnes: Une évocation de l'art de Pont-Aven autour du chef-d'oeuvre de Washington, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes, 1996-1997, unnumbered, repro.
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000, no cat.
2000
Paul Gauguin: Von der Bretagne nach Tahiti. Ein Aufbruch zur Moderne, Steiermärkisches Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria, 2000, no. 19, repro.
2001
Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South, The Art Institute of Chicago; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2001-2002, no. 28, repro.
2004
Gauguin and the Origins of Symbolism, Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 2004-2005, no. 31, repro. (part of the exhibition, including NGA's Vuillard, The Yellow Curtain, shown consecutively at Casa de Alhajas, Madrid).
2005
Gauguin's Vision, Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh, 2005, pl. 64.
2009
Paul Gauguin: Paris, 1889, The Cleveland Museum of Art; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam [under the title: Paul Gauguin: The Breakthrough into Modernity], 2009-2010, no. 36, repro.
2010
Gauguin: Maker of Myth, Tate, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2010-2011, no. 48, repro. (shown only in London).
2011
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The National Art Center, Tokyo; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, 2011, no. 18, repro.

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