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lower left: E. Boudin

Provenance

(Alex Reid & Lefèvre, London), September 1927, possibly until 1936.[2] L. Lalo; sold 24 May 1937 to (Durand-Ruel, New York and Paris); sold 4 April 1944 to M. Enrico Donat. (Gallimard, Paris). Mme. André Simon, Paris. (Schonemann Galleries, New York).[2] (Thomas J. Gannon, Inc., New York); sold 1952 to Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA;[3] gift 1983 to NGA.

[1] List dated December 1936, in which Reid & Lefevre request a photograph of the from Vrancken at Bignou [their partner] of "Boudin, Personnages sur la plage (Sept 1927)" (Lefevre archives, Hyman Kreitman Research Centre, Tate Britain, TGA 2002/11, Box 181).

[2]Provenance according to Robert Schmit, Eugène Boudin 1824-1898, Paris, 1973, vol. 1, no. 433.

Exhibition History
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 12, 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. 31, 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. 13, repro.
2007
Eugène Boudin at the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007, no cat.
2007
Eugene Boudin, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 2007-2008, no cat.
Bibliography
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 64, 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. 31, repro.
1991
Coman, Florence E. Joie de Vivre: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1991: no. 6, repro.