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upper left: a l'ami Carriere / PGauguin; lower left: [a] l'ami Laval PGo (illegible)

Provenance

Gift of the artist c. 1890 to Eugene Carrière [1848-1906]; acquired 1906 by Gustave Fayet [1865-1925], Igny, France;[1] by inheritance to his wife Mme. d'Andoque de Sériège [1873- 1979], Paris. (Wildenstein & Co., London, New York, and Paris), by 1931 until probably 1946, when owned by Mrs. Mary Huttleston Rogers [1902-1953], New York.[2] (Wildenstein & Co., London, New York, and Paris), in 1947. Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney, New York, by 1956.[3] (Wildenstein & Co., London, New York, and Paris); sold 1958 to Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1906
Salon d'Automne, 4me exposition, Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, Paris, no. 1 or 2.
1931
Modern French Painting, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1931, no. 45
1935
Nineteenth Century Masterpieces, Wildenstein & Co., London, 1935, no. 11, repro.
1936
Pauk Gauguin, a retrospective exhibition of his paintings, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1936, no. 20, repro. frontispiece.
1936
Paul Gauguin, The Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 1936, repro. frontispiece.
1938
Great Portraits from Impressionism to Modernism, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 1938, no. 16
1946
A Loan Exhibition of Paul Gauguin, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 1946, no. 34, repro.
1947
European Influence of American Painting of the 19th Century, Heckschers Art Museum, Huntington, Long Island, 1947, no. 36, repro.
1956
Loan Exhibition: Gauguin, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 1956, no.44, repro.
1956
Pictures Collected by Yale Alumni, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1956, no. 94, repro.
1959
Masterpieces of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1962
Artmobile II ("Twelve Portraits: Delacroix to Gauguin"), sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1962, no. 12
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 126, repro
1988
The Art of Paul Gauguin, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Art Institute of Chicago; Grand Palais, Paris, 1988-1989, no. 29.
1989
Gogen: Vzgliad iz Rossli, The State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad and the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, 1989, no. 27, repro.
1998
Gauguin, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland, 1998, no. 43, repro.
2000
Paul Gauguin: Von der Bretagne nach Tahiti. Ein Aufbruch zur Moderne, Steiermärkisches Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria, 2000, no. 2, repro.
2001
Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South, The Art Institute of Chicago; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2001-2002, no. 48, repro.
2004
Gauguin and the Origins of Symbolism, Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 2004-2005, no. 48, repro. (part of the exhibition, including NGA's Vuillard, The Yellow Curtain, shown consecutively at Casa de Alhajas, Madrid).
2007
Paula Modersohn-Becker und die Kunst in Paris um 1900 - Von Cézanne bis Picasso [Paula Modersohn-Becker and Paris Art around 1900 - from Cézanne to Picasso], Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, 2007-2008, no. 4, repro.
2010
Gauguin: Maker of Myth, Tate, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2010-2011, no. 6, repro.
2011
Gauguin / Polynesia, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen; Seattle Art Museum, 2011-2012, no. 23, repro.
Bibliography
1919
Morice, Charles. Paul Gauguin. Paris, 1919: repro.
1930
Alexandre, Arsène. Paul Gauguin: sa vie et le sens de son oeuvre. Paris, 1930: repro. 155.

1936
Cogniat, Raymond. La Vie Ardente de Paul Gauguin. Paris, 1936:repro. 51
1938
Rewald, John. Gauguin. Paris, 1938: repro. 42.
1941
Rocheblave, S. French Painting XIXth Century. New York, 1941: repro. 103
1948
Malingue, Maurice. Gauguin, le peintre et son oeuvre. Paris, 1948: plate 204.
1956
Bacou, Roseline. Odilon Redon. Geneva, 1956:210, 217n
1964
Wildenstein, Georges. Gauguin. Paris, 1964: no. 384, repro.
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966: repro. no. 126.
1966
Goldwater, Robert. "The Glory that was France." Art News 65 (March 1966):42.
1981
Sugana, Gabriele Mandel. Tout l'oeuvre peint de Gauguin. Milan, 1981, no. 224, repro.
1983
Bantens, Robert James. Eugène Carrière: His Work and His Influence. Ph.D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, 1975. Ann Arbor, 1983: 95-96.
1988
The Art of Paul Gauguin. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1988: 29.
1989
Bantens, Robert James. “Eugène Carrière and Paul Gauguin.” Southeastern College Art Conference Review 11, no. 4 (1989): 260-262.
1993
Christensen, Carol. "The Painting Materials and Technique of Paul Gauguin." Studies in the History of Art 41 (1993): 66, repro. no. 3.
1993
Thomson, Belinda, ed. Gauguin by himself. New York, 1993: no. 3, repro.
1998
Bajou, Valérie. Eugène Carrière: Portrait intimiste 1849-1906. Lausanne, 1998:162, repro.
1998
Pickvance, Ronald. Gauguin. Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny Suisse, 1998: 13-19, repro. no. 43.
2000
Kirsh, Andrea, and Rustin S. Levenson. Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies. Materials and Meaning in the Fine Arts 1. New Haven, 2000: 36, fig. 43
2001
Gauguin's Nirvana: Painters at Le Pouldu 1889-1890. Exh. cat. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, 2001: 27-28, repro.
2001
Wildenstein, Daniel. Gauguin: Premier itinéraire d'un sauvage. Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint (1873-1888). 2 vols. Paris, 2001: II:no. 291, repro.