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Inscription

lower left: C.Pizarro . Paris 1856.

Provenance

Gunnar A. Sadolin, Dragor, Denmark, by 1939.[1] (sale, Sotheby's, London, 1 December 1965, no. 146); (P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London and New York); sold 1965 to Mr. Paul Mellon Upperville, VA; gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1975
The European Vision of America, National Gallery of Art, Washington;Cleveland Museum of Art; Musées Nationaux de France, 1975-1977
1979
19th and 20th Century French Painting from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1979 (long term exhibition), checklist no. 62
1995
Camille Pissarro: Impressionist Innovator, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Jewish Museum, New York, 1994-1995, not in cat. (shown only in New York).
1999
"Camille Pissarro", Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 1999-2000, no. 2.
2011
Pissarro's People, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2011-2012, unnumbered catalogue, fig. 43.
2014
Camille Pissarro - Der Vater des Impressionismus, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, 2014-2015, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1939
Pissarro, Ludovic and Lionello Venturi. Camille Pissarro, son art, son oeuvre. 2 vols. Paris, 1939:1:78, no. 5, as Deux Femmes Causant au Bord de la Mer, Saint-Thomas; 2:pl. 1.
2005
Pissarro, Joachim and Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Pissarro: Critical Catalogue of the Paintings, 3 vols., Milan, Paris and New York, 2005: II:no. 23, repro.