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Provenance

Ernest Hoschedé [1837-1891], Paris; (his sale, Paris, 6 June 1878, no. 75); purchased by Count de Rasty, Paris; Countess de Rasty sold 1925/1926 to (Paul Rosenberg and Co., Paris); sold by 1932 to Benjamin E. Levy [d. 1952], Paris, and Ridgefield, Connecticut; gift 1950 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1899
Exposition de tableaux de Monet, Pissarro, Renoir & Sisley, Galeries Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1899, no. 79 (possibly)
1900
Exposition universelle, Paris, 1900, no. 558
1925
Les grandes influences au dix-neuvième siècle, Paul Rosenberg, Paris, 1925, no. 13
1932
Exhibition of French Art 1200-1900, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1932, no. 558
1933
Exposition Renoir, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1933, no. 32, repro.
1938
Honderd Jaar Fransche Kunst, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1938, no. 205, repro.
1950
Loan Exhibition of Renoir for the Benefit of the New York Infantry, Wildenstein and Co., New York, 1950, no. 10, repro.
1986
Capolavori Impressionisti dei Musei Americani, Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples; Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, 1986-1987, no. 40, repro.
1992
From El Greco to Cézanne: Masterpieces of European Painting from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and The Metroplitan Museum of Art, New York, National Gallery of Greece, Athens, 1992-1993, no. 49, repro.
1996
Obras Maestras de la National Gallery of Art de Washington, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, 1996-1997, unnumbered catalogue, 154-155, color repro.
1999
Around Impressionism: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1999, no cat. (substitute for painting returned early to NGA).
2005
Impressionnisme et naissance du Cinématographe, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, 2005, no. 33, repro.
Bibliography
1931
Elder, Marc. L’Atelier de Renoir. 2 vols. Paris, 1931:I:29.
1935
Barnes, Albert C. and Violette de Mazia. The Art of Renoir. New York, 1935: 51, 68, 445 no. 38.
1937
McBride, Henry. "The Renoirs in America: In Appreciation of the Metropolitan Museum's Exhibition," Art News 35, no. 31 (1 May 1937): 59.
1943
Graber, Hans. Auguste Renoir nach eigenen und fremden Zeugnissen. Basel, 1943:167-168, possibly 134.
1944
Drucker, Michel. Renoir. Paris, 1944: 45, 197 under no. 32.
1944
Wilenski, R.H. Modern French Painters. London, 1944: 162, 337.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 324, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 111.
1968
Bodelsen, Merete. "Early Impressionist Sales 1874-94 in the light of some unpublished 'procès-verbaux'." The Burlington Magazine 110 (June 1968): 339-340.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 100, repro.
1971
François Daulte. Auguste Renoir, catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint. Vol.I: Figures 1860-1890. Lausanne, 1971: no. 162
1973
Fahy, Everett, and Francis John Bagott Watson. The Wrightsman Collection. Vol. 5: Paintings, drawings, sculpture. New York, 1973:187.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 292, repro.
1978
Leymarie, Jean. Renoir. Paris, 1978: repro. 30.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 462, no. 669, color repro.
1984
White, Barbara Ehrlich. Renoir: His Life, Art, and Letters. New York, 1984: 51, 84, repro. 58.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 336, repro.
1985
Fezzi, Elda. L'opera complete di Renoir nel period impressionista 1869-1883. Paris, 1985:no.214, repro.
1997
Kelder, Diane. The Great Book of French Impressionism, 1997, no. 227, repro.
2007
Dauberville, Guy-Patrice, and Michel Dauberville. Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles. 5 vols. Paris, 2007: 1:no. 0388.