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Inscription

lower right: pour Metenier / d'apres [sic] / son Alfred la Guigne / HTLautrec (HTL in ligature)

Provenance

Oscar Méténier [1859-1913], Paris, in 1894.[1] L. Bernard, in 1914. Pierre Decourcelle [1856-1926], Paris; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 16 June 1926, no. 77); purchased, possibly by (Etienne Bignou),[2] for Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York; bequest 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1894
Salon des Indépendants, Palais des Arts Libéraux, 1894, no. 789
1914
Exposition Rétrospective de l'Oeuvre de H. de Toulouse-Lautrec, Galerie Manzi-Joyant, Paris, 1914, no. 50
1928
Loan Exhibition of Modern French Art from the Chester Dale Collection for the Benefit of the French Hospital of New York, Wildenstein Galleries, 1928, no. 37
1931
Degas and his Tradition, Museum of French Art, New York, 1931, no. 31
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
1994
Toulouse-Lautrec: Marcelle Lender in "Chilpéric", National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994-1995, not in brochure.
Bibliography
1929
Dale, Maud. Before Manet to Modigliani from the Chester Dale Collection. New York, 1929: no. 52, repro.
1942
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 79, repro.
1944
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1944: 79, repro.
1944
Jewell, Edward Alden. French Impressionists and their Contemporaries Represented in American Collections. New York, 1944: repro. 177.
1953
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1953: 90, repro.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 327, repro.
1965
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 133, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 132
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 118, repro.
1971
Dortu, M.G. Toulouse-Lautrec et son oeuvre. 6 vols. New York, 1971:III:P516, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 350, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 529, no. 793, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 402, repro.