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Provenance

Acquired 1912 from the artist by (Bernheim-Jeune, Paris); sold to (Jos Hessel, Paris). (Alex Reid & Lefevre, London), c. 1939; sold to (Alfred Daber, Paris), until at least 1942. Private collection, Paris. (Alex Reid & Lefevre, London), c. 1965.[1] Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia, by 1966;[2] bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to his wife, Rachel Lambert Mellon [1910-2014].

Exhibition History
1939
Entente cordiale: paintings by contemporary British and French artists, Lefevre Gallery, London, 1939, no. 3.
1965
19th and 20th Century Paintings, The Lefevre Gallery, London, 1965, no. 2, repro.
1966
Pierre Bonnard, Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1966, no. 105.
Bibliography
1922
Coquiot, Gustave. Bonnard. Paris, 1922: 51-52.
1939
Wright, E. N. "the French and English Spirit." The Studio 118, no. 559 (October 1939): 138, repro.
1945
Courthion, Pierre. Bonnard, peintre du merveilleux. Lausanne, 1945: repro. 148.
1947
Beer, François-Joachim. Pierre Bonnard. Marseille, 1947: pl. 110.
1966
Dauberville, Jean, and Henry Dauberville. Bonnard: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint. 4 vols. Paris, 1966-1974: 2:278.
1993
Pierre Bonnard : das Glück zu malen. Exh. cat. Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 1993: 84, repro.