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Inscription

lower right: j. l. forain

Provenance

Tchoukin, 1900. (Durand-Ruel, Paris and New York), 1922. Walther Halvorsen [1887-1972], 1922. (Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm); sold by 1926 to Thorsten Laurin, Stockholm;[1] possibly (sale, Stockholm, 1939). Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to his wife, Rachel Lambert Mellon [1910-2014].

Exhibition History
1926
Fransk Konst i Svensk privat Ägo, Liljevalches Konsthall, Stockholm, January 1926, no. 202.
1968
Degas' Racing World, A Loan Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Bronzes for the Benefit of The National Museum of Racing, Saratoga, Wildenstein, New York, 1968, no. 91, repro.
Bibliography
1936
Hoppe, Ragnar. Katalog över Thorsten Laurins Samling. Stockholm, 1936: 203, no. 434, pl. 237.
1978
Browse, Lillian. Forain: The Painter, 1852-1931. London, 1978: 106, no. 26, repro.