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Provenance

(sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 23 November 1910, no. 33); purchased by Druet.[1] Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris, by 1952;[1] by whom sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.[2]

[1]According to a label on the stretcher, this figured as number 275 in a Druet catalogue, but this catalogue has not been discovered. Previously the number has been misidentified with the 9 July 1942 sale at Drouot, but that sale did not include this picture. Nor was the picture in the 2 March 1939 sale of the Druet collection.

Exhibition History
1952
French Paintings from the Molyneux Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1952, unnumbered checklist, as by Edouard Manet.
1956
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, MD, May - October 1956
1958
Paintings from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, 1958, no. 30, as by Manet
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. 23, repro., as by Manet.
Bibliography
1932
Jamot, Paul, and Georges Wildenstein. Manet. 2 vols. Paris, 1932: 1:no. 310.
1947
Tabarant, Adolphe. Manet et ses oeuvres. Paris, 1947: 333-4
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 212, repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 247, repro.