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Provenance

The artist's brother-in-law, Léon Appert [d. 1925], Paris; his son, Maurice Appert, Paris. M. Marcelin, Paris; (his estate sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 31 May 1956, no. 25); (Paul Rosenberg, New York). Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia, by 1966;[1] 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. 160.
1951
Le Fauvisme, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, 1951, no. 16.
1958
Seurat, Paintings and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1958, no. 35.
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 141, repro.
Bibliography
1959
Dorra, Henri, and John Rewald. Seurat, l'oeuvre peint, biographie et catalogue critique. Paris, 1959: 65, repro.
1991
Grenier, Catherine. Seurat: Catalogue complet des peintures. Paris, 1991: no. 67, repro.
2014
Kelly, Franklin. "A Lasting Legacy: The Completion of an Unparalleled Gift." National Gallery of Art Bulletin 51 (Fall 2014): 12, repro.