Inscription

lower left: Berthe Morisot

Provenance

Purchased 1876 by Dr. Georges de Bellio [1828-1894], Paris; by inheritance his daughter, Mme Ernest Donop de Monchy [née Victorine de Bellio, 1863 - 1958], Paris. (Paul Rosenberg and Co., London, New York and Paris); sold 1950 to Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1876
Le 2e Exposition de Peinture [Second Impressionist Exhibition], Paris, 1876, no. 175 as Un percher de blanchisseuse
1929
Exposition d'oeuvres de Berthe Morisot, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1929, no. 33
1950
The 19th Century Heritage, Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York, 1950, no. 18, repro.
1986
Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986, unnumbered checklist, repro.
1986
The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1986, no. 33, repro.
1987
Berthe Morisot, Inpressionist. National Gallery of Art; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA, 1987-1988
1995
Landscapes of France: Impressionism and its rivals, Hayward Gallery, London; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1995-1996, no. 80, repro., as Laundresses Hanging out the Wash.
2000
Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890, National Gallery, London; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 2000-2001, fig. 102.
2002
Berthe Morisot, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille; Fondation Pierre Gianadda Martigny, Switzerland, 2002, no. 24, repro. (shown only in Lille).
2007
Hommage á Georges de Bellio, Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet, Paris, 2007-2008, no. 25, repro. (catalogue titled A l'apogée de l'Impressionnisme: la collection Georges de Bellio).
2008
Woman Impressionists: Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzalès, Marie Bracquemond, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, The Fine Arts Museusm of San Francisco, 2008, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2012
Berthe Morisot, 1841-1895, Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet, Paris, 2012, no. 17, repro.
Bibliography
1961
Bataille, M.L., and Georges Wildenstein. Berthe Morisot, catalogue des peintures, pastels et aquarelles. Paris, 1961: no.45.