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Provenance

Alexandre Blanc, Paris;[1] (his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 3 December 1906, no. 39, 2,000 francs). (Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhauser, Munich), by 1913 until at least 1916.[2] Private collection, Germany, in 1927. (Etienne Bignou, Paris); sold to (Chester Johnson Gallery, Chicago).[3] (John Levy Galleries, New York); sold 4 February 1929 to Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York; bequest 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1930
Corot-Daumier, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1930, no. 5, repro.
1936
Corot, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1936, no. 4
1936
Exposition Corot, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, 1936, no. 3
1942
Serene World of Corot: An Exhibition in Aid of the Salvation Army War Fund, Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1942, no. 1, repro., as Jeune paysan de la campagne romaine
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1913
Bierman, Georg. "Gemälde aus dem Besitz der Modernen Galerie Thannhäuser, München." Der Cicerone (1 May 1913): 323, fig. 17.
1913
Meier-Graefe, Julius. Corot. Munich, 1913: 16, repro.
1916
Hausenstein, Wilhelm. Katalog der Modernen Galerie Heinrich Thannhäuser, München. Munich, 1916: XXIX, repro. plate 14.
1924
Camille Corot, Briefe aus Italien. Leipzig, 1924: repro. opposite p. 80.
1930
Bernheim de Villers, C. Corot peintre de figures. Paris, 1930: 65, no. 342, repro.
1930
Meier-Graefe, Julius. Corot. Berlin, 1930: pl. 1.
1931
Teriade, C. "Jeunesse!" Cahiers d'Art 1 (1931): 18, repro.
1936
Faure, Elie. Corot. Paris, 1936: pl. 13.
1965
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 35, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 30.
1966
Leymarie, Jean. Corot. Geneva, 1966: 34, repro.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 24, repro.
1972
Hours, Madeleine. Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. New York, 1972: 37, fig. 35.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 76, repro.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 432, no. 620, color repro.
1979
Leymarie, Jean. Corot. Rev. ed. New York, 1974: 34, repro.
1984
Hours, Madeleine. Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. New York, 1984: 33, fig. 31.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 428, no. 608, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 96, repro.
1988
Selz, Jean. La vie et l'oeuvre de Camille Corot. Courbevoie (Paris), 1988: 64, repro.
1996
Pantazi, Michael, Vincent Pomarède, and Gary Tinterow. Corot, 1796-1875. Exh. cat. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. New York, 1996: no. 18, color repro.
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: 23-29, color repro.