National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Bazille and Camille (Study for Claude Monet (artist)
French, 1840 - 1926
Bazille and Camille (Study for "Déjeuner sur l'Herbe"), 1865
oil on canvas
overall: 93 x 68.9 cm (36 5/8 x 27 1/8 in.) framed: 121.9 x 98.4 x 10.7 cm (48 x 38 3/4 x 4 3/16 in.)
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection
1970.17.41
Not on View
From the Tour: Impressionism
Object 6 of 8

Provenance

Michel Monet [1877-1966], Giverny; [1] Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris, by 1940;[2] sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.

[1] Michel inherited his father's painting stock at the artist's death in 1926 and sold paintings individually for the next few decades. At his own death in 1966 those that remained were donated to the Musée Marmottan. This painting was lent by Michel Monet to the 1931 Paris exhibition.

[2] Annotated catalogue of the 1940 exhibition of Monet held at the Galerie André Weil in Paris indicates that the painting was lent by Molyneux. Molyneux is also acknowledged in the printed catalogue.

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