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Inscription

lower left: E. Boudin; lower right: Tll. [Trouville] 77.

Provenance

Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st viscount Rothermere [d.1940]; (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 19 December 1941, no. 37); purchased by (Arthur Tooth and Sons, London and Paris) for Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris;[1] sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.[2]

Exhibition History
1942
Nineteenth Century French Paintings, National Gallery, London, 1942, no. 31 (probably).
1952
French Paintings from the Molyneux Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1952, unnumbered checklist.
1956
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, MD, May - October 1956.
1961
French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1961, no. 7, repro
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 18, repro
1989
Paintings by Eugène Boudin from the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1989, no cat.
2007
Eugène Boudin at the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007, no cat.
2007
Eugene Boudin, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 2007-2008, no cat.
Bibliography
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 42, repro.
1978
Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978: 10, repro. (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978).
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 443, no. 631, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 61, repro.