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Provenance

The artist [1857-1891] until his death.[1] Jacques and Pierre Puybonnieux, Paris, until 1956.[2] (Wildenstein, Paris). Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to his wife, Rachel Lambert Mellon [1910-2014].

Exhibition History
1933
Seurat et ses amis, Exposition de la Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1933, no. 164.
1958
Possibly Seurat, Paintings and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1958, no. 28 (title is the same, but dimensions are given as 7 3/4" x 11 1/4").
Bibliography
1959
Dorra, Henri, and John Rewald. Seurat, l'oeuvre peint, biographie et catalogue critique. Paris, 1959: no. 56, repro.
1976
Alpers, Svetlana. "Describe or Narrate? A Problem in Realistic Representation." New Literary History 8, no. 1 (Autumn 1976): 37, repro. 15.
1991
Grenier, Catherine. Seurat: Catalogue complet des peintures. Paris, 1991: no, 36, repro.