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Provenance

Gift of the artist to Eugene Boudin [1894-1898].[1] Edmond Mâitre [1840-1898], Paris; his wife, Mme Maître;[2] sold 1899 to (Durand-Ruel, Paris). Collection Lafon, from 1912; (Durand-Ruel, Paris), by 1957.[3] (Sam Salz, New York); purchased 1958 by Leigh B. [1905-1987] and Mary Lasker [1904-1981] Block, Chicago; (their sale, Sotheby’s, New York, 20 May 1981, no. 317); Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life estate to his wife, Rachel Lambert Mellon [1910-2014].

Exhibition History
1957
Claude Monet, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; The Tate Gallery, London, 1957, no. 3, pl. 12b.
1967
100 European Paintings & Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1967-1968, no. 14 (Washington and Los Angeles catalogue), no. 16 (Boston catalogue), repro.
1975
Paintings by Monet, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1975, no. 1, repro.
Bibliography
1946
Rewald, John. The History of Impressionism. New York, 1946: 36, repro. 37.
1974
Wildenstein, Daniel. Claude Monet: biographie et catalouge raisonné. 5 vols. Lausanne and Paris, 1974-1991: 2:126, no. 13, repro. 127.
1978
Isaacson, Joel. Claude Monet: Observation and Reflection. Oxford and New York, 1978: repro. 49, 193, no. 1.
1996
Wildenstein, Daniel. Monet: Catalogue raisonné - Werkverzeichnis. 4 vols. Cologne and Paris, 1996: 2:repro. 12, 13, no. 13.
2014
Kelly, Franklin. "A Lasting Legacy: The Completion of an Unparalleled Gift." National Gallery of Art Bulletin 51 (Fall 2014): 14-15, repro.