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Provenance

Dr. Gandie, Nice. [1] Private collection of Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, by 1913;[2] in partnership 1934 to (Durand-Ruel, New York); sold 1937 to (Carroll Carstairs Gallery, New York); by whom sold 1937 to Andrew Mellon [1855-1937], Pittsburgh and Washington;[3] by legacy to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York;[4] bequest 1970 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1913
Renoir, Bernheim-Jeune et Fils, Paris, 1913, no. 9, as La Chevelure
1925
Exhibition of Masterpieces by Renoir for the benefit of Hope Farm, Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, 1935, no. 3, repro.
1933
Exposition Renoir, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1933, no. 30.
1934
A Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, 1934, no. 242, repro.
1935
Exhibition of Masterpieces by Renoir, Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, 1935, no. 3.
1936
Le grand siècle, Paul Rosenberg, Paris, 1936, no. 45, 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. 41, color repro., as Mlle. Muller (La Chevelure).
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 105, repro.
1985
Auguste Renoir, Arts Council of Great Britain, Hayward Gallery, London; Grand Palais, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1985.
1986
Capolavori Impressionisti dei Musei Americani, Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples; Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, 1986-1987, no. 41, repro.
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. 30, 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. 49, 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. 50, repro.
1994
Renoir: Master Impressionist, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1994-1995, no. 10, repro.
1996
Obras Maestras de la National Gallery of Art de Washington, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, 1996-1997, unnumbered catalogue, 156-157, color 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. 33, repro.
Bibliography
1919
L'Art Moderne et quelques aspects de l'art d'autrefois. Paris, Bernheim-Jeune, 1919:105
1952
Gaunt, William. Renoir. London, 1952: plate 21.
1953
Berr de Turique, Marcelle. Renoir. Paris, c. 1953: repro. plate 21.
1961
Comstock, Helen. "The Connoisseur in America: An Intimate View of French Masters." The Connoisseur 148, no. 598 (December 1961): repro. 338.
1966
Kuh, Katherine. "Golden Loans for a Silver Anniversary." Saturday Review (19 March 1966): repro. p. 49.
1967
Dauberville, Henry. La Batille de l'impressionisme. Paris, 1967: 552, repro.
1971
Daulte, Francois. Auguste Renoir, catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre peint. Vol.I. Figures 1860-1890. Lausanne, 1971: no. 172
1972
Fezzi, Elda. L'opera completa di Renoir nel period impressionista. Milan, 1972: no. 222.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 298, repro.
1980
Monneret, Sophie (intro). Guida alla pittura di Renoir. Milan, 1980:, no 253 as La signorina Muller.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 465, no. 676, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 343, repro.
1985
Fezzi, Elda. L'opera complete di Renoir nel period impressionista 1869-1883. Paris, 1985:no.218, 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. 49, repro.
1996
Sagner-Düchting, Karin. Renoir: Paris and the Belle Epoque. Munich, 1996:repro. 69.
2007
Dauberville, Guy-Patrice, and Michel Dauberville. Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles. 5 vols. Paris, 2007: 1:no. 403.