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lower right: Claude Monet

Provenance

Michel Monet [1877-1966], Giverny; [1] Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris, by 1940;[2] sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1940
Centenaire de Claude Monet, Galerie Andre Weil, Paris, 1940, no. 1
1952
French Paintings from the Molyneux Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1952, unnumbered checklist, repro.
1959
Masterpieces of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959, unnumbered catalogue
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. 27, repro., frontispiece.
1965
Olympia's Progeny, Wildenstein, New York, 1965, no. 1, repro.
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 80, repro
1980
Hommage a Claude Monet, Grand Palais, Paris, 1980, no. 7
1986
Monet, Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, 1986, no. 5, repro.
1990
Französische Impressionisten und ihre Wegbereiter aus der National Gallery of Art, Washington und dem Cincinnati Art Museum, Neue Pinakothek, Munich, 1990, no. 33, repro.
1992
Frédéric Bazille et Ses Amis Impressionnistes, Pavillon du musée Fabre, Montpelier, France; Brooklyn Museum; Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, 1992-1993, fig. 13, repro. (shown only in Montpelier).
1992
From El Greco to Cézanne: Masterpieces of European Painting from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and The Metroplitan Museum of Art, New York, National Gallery of Greece, Athens, 1992-1993, no. 45, repro.
1994
Origins of Impressionism, Galeries nationales d'Exposition du Grand Palais, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994-1995, no. 121, fig. 172, repro.
1996
Claude Monet, Österreichische Galerie, Vienna, 1996, no. 11, repro., as Study for Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (The Strollers).
1999
Around Impressionism: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1999, no cat. (substitute for painting returned early to NGA).
1999
Monet & Bazille: A Collaboration, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1999, no. 9, repro. and fig. 38, as The Strollers.
2000
Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890, National Gallery, London; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 2000-2001, fig. 62.
2005
Monet und Camille: Frauenportraits im Impressionismus (Monet and Camille: Portraits of Women in Impressionism), Kunsthalle Bremen, 2005-2006, no. 9, repro.
2007
The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 2007, no. 89, repro.
2008
In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2008, no. 94, repro.
2008
In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 2008, no. 10.
2010
Claude Monet 1840-1926, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 2010-2011, no. 92, repro.
2012
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity, Musée d'Orsay, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago, 2012-2013, no. 35, repro.
Bibliography
1961
Comstock, Helen. "The Connoisseur in America: An Intimate View of French Masters." The Connoisseur 148, no. 598 (December 1961): repro. 338.
1966
Goldwater, Robert. "The Glory that was France." Art News 65 (March 1966):85.
1966
Kuh, Katherine. "Golden Loans for a Silver Anniversary." Saturday Review (19 March 1966): repro. p. 45.
1974
Wildenstein, Daniel. Claude Monet: biographie et catalouge raisonné. 5 vols. Lausanne and Paris, 1974-1991: 1:no. 61.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 242, repro., as Bazille and Camille.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 484, no. 715, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 279, repro.
1990
Französische Impressionisten und ihre Wegbereiter aus der National Gallery of Art, Washington und dem Cincinnati Art Museum, Exh. cat. Neue Pinakothek, Munich, 1990: no. 33, repro.
1991
Coman, Florence E. Joie de Vivre: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1991: no. 15, repro.
1997
Kelder, Diane. The Great Book of French Impressionism, 1997, no. 164, repro.
1998
Pitman, Dianne W. Bazille: Purity, Pose, and Painting in the 1860s. The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998: 75-77, repro. no. 42.