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lower right: P Gauguin

Provenance

Gift of the artist to the sitter, Mme Alexandre Kohler.[1] Probably Amédée Schuffenecker [1854-1936], by 1906. [2] Leon Pédron, Le Havre; (his sale, Paris, 2 June 1926, no. 23 as Portrait de Mme Kohler); purchased for ff 15000 by (Galerie L. Dru, Paris); sold 6 June 1926 to Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York;[3] bequest 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1904
Galerie des Collectionneurs, Paris, 1904
1904
Possibly Die Schule von Pont-Aven im Kunstverein, Munich Kunstverein, 1904.
1906
Austellung Franzözische Künstler, Munich Kunstverein, Frankfurt Kunstverein, Dresden Kunstverein, Badischer Kunstverein, Württembergischer Kunstverein, 1906-1907, no. 37
1928
Loan Exhibition of Modern French Art from the Chester Dale Collection for the Benefit of the French Hospital of New York, Wildenstein Galleries, New York, 1928, no. 12, as Portrait de Marie.
1936
Cezanne - Gauguin. The Toledo Museum of Art, 1936, no. 8, repro., as Portrait of Marie Henry.
1936
Paul Gauguin: Exhibition of Paintings and Prints, San Francisco Museum of Art, 1936, no. 7, repro.
1937
Problems of Portraiture, Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Philadelphia; Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, 1937-1938
1943
Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1943-1951, unnumbered cat., repro., as Portrait of Marie Henry.
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1904
Morice, Charles. "Art Moderne: A la Galerie des Collectionneurs." Mercure de France (April 1904): 252.
1906
Hartmann, Alfred Georg. "Neue französische Malerei III," Münchner Allegemeine Zeitung 421 (Vorabendblatt 12 September 1906).
1906
Spectator. "Frankfurter Kunstschau :Die Franzosen im Kunstverein," Frankfurter Zeitung (2nd Morganblatt 16 October 1906)
1929
Dale, Maud. Before Manet to Modigliani from the Chester Dale Collection. New York, 1929: no. 62, repro., as Portrait of Marie de Pouldu.
1936
"Art Throughout America," Art News (November 14, 1936): as Portrait of Marie Henry.
1942
Hook, Katrina can. "A Self-Portrait by Paul Gauguin from the Chester Dale Collection," Gazette des Beaux-Arts series VI, XXII (October-December 1942): 185, repro.
1943
Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. Philadelphia, 1943:, unpaginated, repro., as Portrait of Marie Henry.
1944
Malingue, Maurice. Gauguin, Les Documents d'Art. Paris, 1944:70, as Portrait de Mlle Marie Henry.
1946
Malingue, Maurice. Lettres de Gauguin à sa femme et à ses amis. Paris, 1946:132, note 2
1948
Malingue, Maurice. Gauguin, le peintre et son oeuvre. Paris, 1948: plate 143.
1949
Leymarie, Jean. Gauguin: Exposition du centenaire. Exh. cat., Musées nationaux, Paris, 1949: 25, under no. 13
1950
Dovski, Lee van. Paul Gauguin, oder, Die Flucht vor der Zivilisation. Bern, 1950: 344.
1952
Huyghe, Rene. Le carnet de Paul Gauguin. 2 vols. Paris, 1952:II:123, manuscript p. 226.
1964
Wildenstein, Georges. Gauguin. Paris, 1964: I: 118, no. 314, repro.
1965
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 122, repro., as Marie Henry of Pouldu
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 55
1966
Bodelsen, Marete. "The Wildenstein-Cogniat Gauguin Catalogue." The Burlington Magazine 108, no. 754 (January 1966): 28, 37.
1967
Blanton, Catherine W. "Notes on a Portrait by Gauguin in the Chester Dale Collection." Studies in the History of Art 1 (1967-68): 89-98, fig. 1.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 48, repro.
1972
Sugana, Gabriele Mandel. Tout l'ouevre peint de Gauguin. Milan, 1972: no. 155, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 146, repro.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: repro. 524.
1981
Sugana, Gabriele Mandel. Tout l'oeuvre peint de Gauguin. Paris, 1981: no. 155, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 520, no. 782, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 168, repro.
1989
Merlhès, Victor. Paul Gauguin et Vincent van Gogh 1887-1888: Lettres Retrouvées, Sources Ignorées. Papeete, Tahiti, 1989:243
1997
Kropmanns, Peter. Gauguin und die Schule von Pont-Aven im Deutschland nach der Jahrhundertwende. Sigmaringen, 1997:23-24, 33, 83, 88, repro.
2001
Wildenstein, Daniel. Gauguin: Premier itinéraire d'un sauvage. Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint (1873-1888). 2 vols. Paris, 2001: II:no. 258, repro.
2005
Bretell, Richard R. and Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark. Gauguin and Impressionism. Exh. cat. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; Ordrupgaard, Copenhagen. New Haven, 2005: fig. 230, 297.
2010
Thomson, Belinda et al. Gauguin: Maker of Myth. Exh. cat. Tate Modern, London; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2010: fig. 21, 94, 95, fig 36.
2013
Gamboni, Dario. Paul Gauguin au “centre mystérieux de la pensée". Dijon, 2013: 289–290, repro.