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lower right: Henri Rousseau

Provenance

A gift from the artist to his baker, Paris, in 1889. Bela Hein, Paris; sold June 1931 to Marie N. Harriman [1903-1970] and W. Averell Harriman [1891-1986], New York;[1] W. Averell Harriman Foundation; gift 1972 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1931
Henri Rousseau, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, 1931, no. 3
1932
French Painting, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, 4-16 April, 1932, no cat.
1932
The Nineteenth Century: French Art in Retrospect. The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, 1932, no. 54
1933
Literature and Poetry in Paintings Since 1850, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 1933, no. 65.
1937
Constable and the Landscape, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, 1937, no. 19
1939
Modern French Masters, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, 1939, no.12
1940
Masterpieces of Art. European & American Paintings 1500-1900, New York World's Fair, 1940, no. 365
1942
Henri Rousseau, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1942, unnumbered cat., repro.
1948
Six Masters of Post-Impressionism, Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1948, no. 37, repro.
1955
Albany Institute of History and Art, 1955, no. cat
1960
Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Collected by Yale Alumni: An Exhibition, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 1960, no. 85, repro.
1961
Exhibition of the Marie and Averell Harriman Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1961, unnumbered catalogue, repro. 23.
1984
Henri Rousseau, Palais du Louvre, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1984-1985.
1993
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Pamela Harriman, U.S. Embassy residence, Paris, France, 1993-1997.
2001
Henri Rousseau: Der Zöllner - Grenzgänger zur Moderne, Kunsthalle Tübingen, 2001, no. 8, repro.
2005
Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris, Tate Modern, London; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2005-2006, no. 14, repro.
2010
Henri Rousseau, Fondation Beyeler, Basel; Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, 2010, no. 4, repro.
Bibliography
1961
Bouret, Jean. Henri Rousseau; Catalogue raisonne. Neuchatel, 1961: no.62.
1970
Vallier, Dora. L'opera completa di Rousseau il Doganiere. Paris: Flammarion, 1970.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 312, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 536, no. 806, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 358, repro.