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Provenance

The artist [1867-1947]; by inheritance to the Bonnard-Terrasse family, Paris.[1] Anonymous collection, Los Angeles. (Wildenstein, London, New York, and Paris); sold 15 June 1965 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York;[2] gift 1970 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 168, repro.
1984
Pierre Bonnard, Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, and Kunsthaus Zürich, 1984-1985, no. 150, repro.
1987
Loan for display with permanent collection, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1987-1988.
1989
Extended loan for use by Secretary Robert Mosbacher, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., 1989-1993.
1993
Extended loan for use by Secretary Ron Brown, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., 1993.
1994
Bonnard at Le Bosquet, Hayward Gallery, London; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1994, no. 50, repro., as Steps in the Artist's Garden.
1999
Around Impressionism: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1999, no cat.
1999
Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 1999, no. 70, repro.
2006
Pierre Bonnard: l'oeuvre d'art, un arrèt du temps", Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2006, no. 81, repro.
2011
Bonnard and Le Cannet. In the Mediterranean Light, Musée Bonnard, Le Cannet, 2011, no. 67, repro.
2012
Pierre Bonnard, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, 2012, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1966
Dauberville, Jean, and Henry Dauberville. Bonnard, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint. 4 vols. Paris, 1966-1974: no. 1583, repro.
1966
Goldwater, Robert. "The Glory that was France." Art News 65 (March 1966): 47, repro.
1966
Young, Mahonri Sharp. "The Mellon Collections: The Great Years of French Painting." Apollo 83 (June 1966): 434, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 34, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 578, no. 886, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 54, repro.