Inscription

upper right: A ma chere [sic] niece Sonia / Fantin. 90

Provenance

The sitter, Sonia de Nikanoff [née Yanovski], niece of the artist. Duncan Phillips, Washington, D.C., by 1926.[1] (Paul Rosenberg et Cie., Paris); sold September 1936 to Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York;[2] bequest 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1890
Exposition générale des beaux-arts, Brussels, 1890, no. 282, as Portrait of Mlle S.Y..
1890
Salon of 1890, Paris, no. 890, as Portrait of Mlle S.Y..
1891
122nd exhibition of the Royal Academy, Royal Academy, London, 1891, no. 1110, as Sonia, daughter of General Yanovski.
1892
Exhibition of the Society of Portrait Painters at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolor, Picadilly, London, 1892, no. 198, as Sonia (daughter of General Yanovski).
1906
Exposition de l'oeuvre de Fantin-Latour, École nationale supérieur des beaux-arts, Paris, 1906, no. 63, as Portrait de Mademaoiselle S.Y..
1932
Fantin-Latour, Museum of French Art, New York, 1932, no. 19.
1936
Centenaire de Henri Fantin-Latour, Musée Bibliothèque de Grenoble, 1936, no. 40, as Portrait de Mlle S.J..
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
1980
Post-Impressionism: Cross-Currents in European and American Painting 1880-1906, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980, no. 11, repro.
2010
From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, January 2010-January 2012, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1942
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 48, repro.
1944
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1944: 48, repro.
1953
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1953: 40, repro.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 326, repro.
1965
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 69, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 49
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 41, repro.
1974
Chiego, William J. "Two Paintings by Fantin-Latour." Museum News. The Toledo Museum of Art 17, no. 2 (1974): 36, repro. 37
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 126, repro.
1979
Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 113, pl. 98.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 494, no. 731, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 151, repro.