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Inscription

falsely signed and dated, lower left: P Gauguin 91

Provenance

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

[1] Provenance according to NGA curatorial records and the Ailsa Mellon Bruce notebook now in NGA archives.

Exhibition History
1952
French Paintings from the Molyneux Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1952, unnumbered checklist, as by Gauguin.
1956
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, 1956, as Still Life by Gauguin.
1958
Paintings from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, 1958, no. 28, as Still Life by Gauguin.
1961
French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collections of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1961, no. 20, as Still Life by Gauguin.
1990
Extended loan for use by Secretary Jack Kemp, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.
Bibliography
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 138, repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 28, repro.