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From the artist to Claude Monet [1840-1926], Giverny, husband and father of sitters; by inheritance to his son Michel Monet [1877-1966], Giverny; sold 1952 to Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974];[1] sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1913
Renoir, Bernheim-Jeune et Fils, Paris, 1913, no. 6 as Dans l'Herbe.
1933
Exposition Renoir, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1933, no. 30
1952
French Paintings from the Molyneux Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1952, unnumbered checklist, 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. 53, repro
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 99, repro., as Madame Monet and Her Son in Their Garden at Argenteuil.
1966
Impressionist Treasures from Private Collections in New York, N. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1966, no. 31, repro.
1978
Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, 1978-1979, unnumbered catalogue.
1985
Auguste Renoir, Arts Council of Great Britain, Hayward Gallery, London; Grand Palais, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1985
1986
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad; State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, 1986, no. 28, repro.
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. 48, repro.
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. 48, repro.
1996
Renoir: Gemälde 1860-1917, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany, 1996, no. 24, repro.
1997
Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an Age, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Art Institute of Chicago; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 1997-1998, no. 17, repro., as Camille Monet and Her Son Jean in the Garden at Argenteuil.
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. 108 (shown only in Amsterdam and Williamstown).
2000
The Impressionists at Argenteuil, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 2000, no. 21, repro., as Madame Monet and Her Son in Their Garden at Argenteuil.
2002
Renoir o Pintor Da Vida, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, 2002, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2003
Monet et ses amis, Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest, 2003-2004, no. 64, repro.
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. 41, repro.
2012
Renoir: Between Bohemia and Bourgeoisie: The Early Years, Kunstmuseum Basel, 2012, no. 31, repro.

Bibliography

1913
Renoir. Preface by Octave Mirbeau. Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1913: 56, repro.
1919
Vollard, Ambroise. La vie & l'oeuvre de Pierre-August Renoir, Paris, 1919: 67.
1929
Meier-Graefe, Julius. Renoir. Leipzig, 1929: 32.
1943
Graber, Hans. Auguste Renoir nach eigenen und fremden Zeugnissen. Basel, 1943: 48, repro. 67.
1946
Rewald, John. The History of Impressionism. New York, 1946: 276.
1947
Tabarant, Adolphe. Manet et ses oeuvres. Paris, 1947: 252-257.
1952
Frankfurter, A.M. "The Molyneux Collection travels." Art News 51, no. 2 (April 1952):34, repro.
1952
Talmey, Allene. "Captain Molyneux." Vogue (15 August 1952): 132, repro.
1966
Rewald, John. "How New York Became the Capital of 19th Century Paris." Art News 64 (January 1966): 36, repro.
1967
Pool, Phoebe. Impressionism. London, 1967:160, repro.
1969
Howard-Johnston, Paulette. "Une visit à Giverny en 1924." L'Oeil 171 (March 1969):30.
1970
Cogniat, Raymond. Renoir. Paris, 1970:81, repro.
1971
Daulte, Francois. Auguste Renoir, catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre peint. Vol.I. Figures 1860-1890. Lausanne, 1971: no. 104
1972
Fezzi, Elda. L'opera completa di Renoir nel period impressionista. Milan, 1972: no. 123.
1973
Rewald, John. The History of Impressionism. New York, 1973: 341-343, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 298, repro.
1978
Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978: 44, repro. (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978).
1980
Kelder, Diane. The Great Book of French Impressionism. New York, 1980: 231, 438, repro.
1980
Monneret, Sophie (intro). Guida alla pittura di Renoir. Milan, 1980: 165, no. 136.
1983
Cachin, Françoise, Charles S. Moffet and Michele Melot. Manet. Exh. Cat. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1983:under no.141, p. 362, repro.
1983
Gordon, Robert and Andrew Forge. Monet. New York, 1983:203, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 465, no. 677, color repro.
1984
White, Barbara Ehrlich. Renoir: His Life, Art, and Letters. New York, 1984:repro. 55.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 343, repro.
1989
Monneret, Sophie. Renoir. Paris, 1989:11, 52, 156.
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. 48, repro.
1991
Coman, Florence E. Joie de Vivre: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1991: no. 21, repro.
1992
Deleau, Ghislaine and Corinne Cesano. Les Peintres et le Val-d'Oise. 1992: 16, repro.
1992
Fourny-Dargère, Sophie. Monet. Paris, 1992: repro. 7.
1995
Kostenevich, Albert. Hidden Treasures Revealed: Impressionist Masterpieces and Other Important French Paintings Preserved by The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. New York, 1995:144, repro.
1996
White, Barbara Ehrlich. Impressionists Side by Side: Their Friendships, Rivalries, and Artistic Exchanges. New York, 1996: 73, repro.
1997
Kelder, Diane. The Great Book of French Impressionism, 1997, no. 219, repro.
1998
Roters, Eberhard. Malerei des 19.Jahrhunderts: Theme und Motive. 2 vols. Cologne, 1998:II:117, repro.
1998
Zuffi, Stefano and Francesca Castira. La peinture moderne des impressionnistes aux avant-gardes. Paris, 1998:96, repro.
2000
Défossez, Marie-Paule. Les Grands Peintres du Val-d'Oise. Valhermeil, 2000:55, repro.
2000
Goldin, Marco. La Nascito dell'Impressionismo. Exh. cat. Conegliano, c. 2000:repro. p. 18.
2000
The Impressionists at Argenteuil. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, 2000: no. 21.
2007
Dauberville, Guy-Patrice, and Michel Dauberville. Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles. 5 vols. Paris, 2007: 1:no. 248.
2007
Renoir Landscapes 1865-1883. Exh. cat. The National Gallery, London; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Philadelphia Museum of Art. London, 2007: 56, fig. 35.

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