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Inscription

lower left: Renoir.

Provenance

Purchased 22 October 1912 from the artist by (Durand-Ruel, Paris, stock no. 10150); sold 3 January 1913 to (Durand-Ruel, New York, stock no. 3626); sold 4 May 1936 to Howard Pretzel.[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
1952
French Paintings from the Molyneux Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1952, unnumbered checklist, as White Houses at Cagnes.
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. 54, repro
Bibliography
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 302, repro.
1978
Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978: 70, repro. (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978).
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 347, repro.