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lower left: .57 G. Courbet.

Provenance

Gustave Cahen [b. 1825], Paris; (his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 24 May 1929, no. 59, as Portrait de jeune femme); acquired, possibly through (Etienne Bignou)[1] by Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York; bequest 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1929
Possibly Exposition Gustave Courbet, Musée du Petit Palais, Paris, 1929
1931
Portraits of Women Loan Exhibition: Romanticism to Surrealism, Museum of French Art, New York, 1931, no. 5
1931
Renoir and his Tradition, Museum of French Art, New York, 1931, no.9
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
1979
French Romanticism, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1979, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1929
Art News 11 May 1929 (?): 2.
1929
International Studio 93, no. 386 (July 1929): 62.
1929
Kunstauktion 3, no. 22 (2 June 1929): 14, repro.
1929
Kunst und Künstler 27 (1929): repro. p. 371.
1929
Léger, Charles. "De l'inédit sur Courbet à propos d'une exposition." Revue de l'Art Ancien et Moderne 56 (1929): 313, repro. 316.
1929
Photogravure Picture Section. The New York TImes (15 September 1929): repro.
1930
Read, H.A. "The Chester Dale Collection." Vogue 25 (15 February 1930): repro. 80.
1931
Art Digest 6 (December 1931): repro. 32.
1931
McBride, Henry. "Portraits of Women Shown in Catholic Loan Exhibition." The New York Sun (24 January 1931): 10, repro.
1931
McBride, Henry. "The Chester Dale Collection at New-York." Formes 14 (April 1931): repro. following p. 56.
1931
Pene du Bois, Guy. "Exhibitions: Portraits of Women." The Arts 17, no. 5 (February 1931): 345.
1932
Junior League Magazine 18 (January 1932): repro. 34.
1941
Catalogue of French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 3, pl. V.
1941
"The Chester Dale Pictures on loan to the National Gallery of Art." Magazine of Art 34 no. 9 (November 1941): 476+, repro.
1942
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 28, repro.
1944
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1944: 28, repro.
1953
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1953: 34, repro.
1965
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 49, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 33.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 26, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 84, repro.
1977
Fernier, Robert. La Vie et l'oeuvre de Gustave Courbet, catalogue raisonné. Peintures, 1819-1865. Paris, 1977: 138, no. 227.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 445, no. 639, color repro.
1985
Courthion, Pierre. L'opera completa di Courbet. Milan, 1985: no. 219, repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 103, repro.
1991
Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 245.
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: 115-118, color repro.