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below later inscription, lower left in pencil: Corot Pingebat 1834.; by later hand, lower left in brown ink: Corot 1834


Captain Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris, by 1952;[1] sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.

Exhibition History
French Paintings from the Molyneux Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1952, unnumbered checklist, repro.
French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1961, no. 15, repro.
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 1, repro
Impressionisti della National Gallery of Art di Washington, Ala Napoleonica e Museo Correr, Venice, and Palazzo Reale, Milan, 1989, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Französische Impressionisten und ihre Wegbereiter aus der National Gallery of Art, Washington und dem Cincinnati Art Museum, Neue Pinakothek, Munich, 1990, no. 1, repro.
Corot, Courbet und die Maler von Barbizon: Les amis de la nature, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1996, no. B8, repro.
Seurat and The Bathers, The National Gallery, London, 1997, no. 53, pl. 28.
Around Impressionism: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1999, no cat.
Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 1999, no. 2, repro., as River Scene with Bridge.
Schoeller, A. and Jean Dieterle. Corot: deuxième supplément à l'oeuvre de Corot par A. Robaut et E. Moreau-Nelaton. Paris, 1956: no. 9.
Goldwater, Robert. "The Glory that was France." Art News 65 (March 1966): 40, repro. 44, as Scene with Bridge.
Young, Mahonri Sharp. "The Mellon Collections: The Great Years of French Painting." Apollo 83 (June 1966): 426-427, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 78, repro.
Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978: 2, repro. (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978).
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 428, no. 614, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 98, repro.
Coman, Florence E. Joie de Vivre: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1991: no. 1, repro.
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: 37-39, color repro.