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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
Exposition universelle, Paris, 1878, no. 204.
Extended loan for use by General Brent Scowcroft, Director, National Security Council, The White House, Washington, D.C., 1989-1993.
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).
Corot Souvenirs et variations, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo; Kobe City Museum, 2008, no. 72, repro.
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).
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.
H.O. Havemeyer Collection: Catalogue of Paintings, Prints, Sculpture and Objects of Art. Portland, Maine, 1931: 332.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 30.
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 24, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 74, repro.
Weitzenhoffer, Frances. "The Creation of the Havemeyer Collection, 1875-1900." Ph.D. dissertation, The City University of New York, 1982: 199, 217, no. 2
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 432, no. 617, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 95, repro.
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney, et al. Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1993: 309, no. 109.
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.