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lower right: COROT

Provenance

Alfred de Knyff [1819-1885], Paris, by 1878.[1] Erwin Davis, New York;[2] sold 1 May 1893 to (Durand-Ruel et Cie., New York, stock no. 1070, as Les Pêcheurs d'anguilles); sold that same day to Henry Osborn Havemeyer [1847-1907] and his wife, née Louisine Waldron Elder [1855-1929], New York; their daughter, Mrs. P.H.B. Frelinghuysen, née Adaline Havemeyer [1884-1963], Morristown, New Jersey; gift 1943 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1878
Exposition universelle, Paris, 1878, no. 204.
1989
Extended loan for use by General Brent Scowcroft, Director, National Security Council, The White House, Washington, D.C., 1989-1993.
1996
Corot, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1996-1997, no. 122, as La Rive verte (The Verdant Bank).
2008
Corot Souvenirs et variations, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo; Kobe City Museum, 2008, no. 72, repro.
2011
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The National Art Center, Tokyo; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, 2011, not in catalogue (shown only in Tokyo and Kyoto).
Bibliography
1905
Robaut, Alfred, and Etienne Moreau-Nélaton. L'Oeuvre de Corot. Catalogue raisonné et illustré. 5 vols. Paris, 1905: 3:104, no. 1532 bis, repro., as La rive verte.
1931
H.O. Havemeyer Collection: Catalogue of Paintings, Prints, Sculpture and Objects of Art. Portland, Maine, 1931: 332.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 30.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 24, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 74, repro.
1982
Weitzenhoffer, Frances. "The Creation of the Havemeyer Collection, 1875-1900." Ph.D. dissertation, The City University of New York, 1982: 199, 217, no. 2
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 432, no. 617, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 95, repro.
1993
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney, et al. Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1993: 309, no. 109.
2000
Eitner, Lorenz. French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I: Before Impressionism. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 55-57, color repro.