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Provenance

The sitter, Georges Rivière [1855-1943], France. Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris, by 1952;[1] sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.

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.
1958
Paintings from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, 1958, no. 36
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. 48, repro
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 103, repro
1978
Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978: 46, repro. (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978).
2010
Renoir: Tradition and Innovation, The National Art Center, Tokyo; The National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2010, no. 4, repro.
Bibliography
1921
Rivière, Georges. Renoir et ses Amis. Paris, 1921:35.
1948
Zahar, Marcel. Renoir. London, 1948: xii, no. 27, repro.
1953
Berr de Turique, Marcelle. Renoir. Paris, c. 1953: repro. plate 23.
1966
Goldwater, Robert. "The Glory that was France." Art News 65 (March 1966):42.
1971
Daulte, Francois. Auguste Renoir, catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre peint. Vol.I. Figures 1860-1890. Lausanne, 1971: no. 259
1972
Fezzi, Elda. L'opera completa di Renoir nel period impressionista. Milan, 1972: no. 301.
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: 46, repro. (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978).
1980
Monneret, Sophie (intro). Guida alla pittura di Renoir. Milan, 1980:170, no. 287.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 471, no. 692, color repro.
1984
White, Barbara Ehrlich. Renoir: His Life, Art, and Letters. New York, 1984:repro. 79.
1985
Arts Council of Great Britain. Renoir. Exh. cat., Hayward Gallery , London, Galleries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1985-1986: 212, under no. 41.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 344, repro.
1997
Bailey, Colin B. Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an age. Yale University Press New Haven and London, in association with National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1997,140, repro. 158.
2000
Brettell, Richard R. Impressionism: Painting Quickly in France. Exh. cat., The National Gallery, London; van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA. New Haven and London, 2000: 170, repro. 116.
2007
Dauberville, Guy-Patrice, and Michel Dauberville. Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles. 5 vols. Paris, 2007: 1:no. 546.
2011
Robison, Andrew. "Picasso's Drawings, 1890-1921: Reinventing Tradition." National Gallery of Art Bulletin 45 (Fall 2011): 32, color repro.