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lower center: B Morisot

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Provenance

Gift of the artist to Edouard Manet, 1869. Gabriel Thomas [1854-1932], Paris, by 1896; by inheritance to his wife, until at least 1941.[1] Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris, by 1952;[2] sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1874
Première Exposition, Société Anonyme des Artistes Peintres, Sculptuers, Graveurs, etc. [First Impressionist Exhibition], Paris, 1874, no. 105, as Marine.
1894
La libre esthétique, Brussels, 1894, probably no. 323, as Marine.
1896
Berthe Morisot, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Paris, 1896, no. 149.
1919
Cent oeuvres de Berthe Morisot, Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Paris, 1919, no. 4.
1924
Exhibition of Paintings: Edouard Manet, Pierre Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1924, no. 2.
1929
Exposition de l'oeuvres de Berthe Morisot, Bernheim-Jeune et Cie, Paris, 1929, no. 68.
1932
Exhibition of French Art 1200-1900, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1932, no. 262
1935
L'Impressionisme, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1935, no. 53.
1936
Exhibition of Masters of French 19th Century Painting, Anglo French Art and Travel Society, New Burlington Galleries, London, 1936, no. 40.
1936
Exposition 'Le grand siècle', Paul Rosenberg, Paris, 1936, no. 40.
1937
Chefs d'oeuvres de l'art français, Palais National des Arts, Paris, 1937, no. 381.
1938
Honderd Jaar Fransche Kunst, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1938, no. 184, repro.
1952
French Paintings from the Molyneux Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1952, unnumbered checklist.
1959
Masterpieces of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
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. 33, repro
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 95, repro., as The Harbor at Lorient with the Artist's Sister Edma.
1986
The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1986, no. 11, repro.
1987
Berthe Morisot, Impressionist. National Gallery of Art; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA, 1987-1988
1989
Impressionisti della National Gallery of Art di Washington, Ala Napoleonica e Museo Correr, Venice, and Palazzo Reale, Milan, 1989, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1990
Französische Impressionisten und ihre Wegbereiter aus der National Gallery of Art, Washington und dem Cincinnati Art Museum, Neue Pinakothek, Munich, 1990, no. 52, repro.
1994
Origins of Impressionism, Galeries nationales d'Exposition du Grand Palais, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994-1995, no. 153, fig. 328, repro. (shown only in Paris).
1994
Paris in 1874: The Year of Impressionism, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 1994, no. 34, repro., as Marine.
1995
Landscapes of France: Impressionism and its rivals, Hayward Gallery, London; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1995-1996, no. 61, repro.
1997
The Birth of Impressionism: From Constable to Monet, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, 1997, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1999
Around Impressionism: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1999, no cat.
1999
Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 1999, no. 28, repro.
2003
Manet and the Sea, The Art Institute of Chicago, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2003-2004, unnumbered catalogue, repro. plate 108 (Chicago and Philadelphia only).
2011
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The National Art Center, Tokyo; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, 2011, no. 34, repro.

Bibliography

1961
Bataille, M.L., and Georges Wildenstein. Berthe Morisot, catalogue des peintures, pastels et aquarelles. Paris, 1961: no.17.
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): 86, repro. 44.
1966
Young, Mahonri Sharp. "The Mellon Collections: The Great Years of French Painting." Apollo 83 (June 1966): 431, repro.
1975
_European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 248, repro.
1978
_Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978: 38, repro. (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978).
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 459, no. 664, color repro.
1985
_European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 287, repro.
1985
House, John. Impressionist Masterpieces, National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1985:74, 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. 52, repro.
1991
Coman, Florence E. Joie de Vivre: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1991: no. 19, repro.
1991
Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 261, color repro.
1997
Kelder, Diane. The Great Book of French Impressionism, 1997, no. 132, repro.
1997
Wilkins, David G. and Bernard Schultz and Katheryn M. Linduff. Art Past-Art Present, New York, 1997, no. 9-62, repro.
1998
Pitman, Dianne W. Bazille: Purity, Pose, and Painting in the 1860s. The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998: 136-137, repro. no. 86.

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