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lower left: A.Renoir.

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Provenance

Jean Dollfus [1823-1911], Paris, possibly by 1876 but no later than 1892;[1] (his sale, Paris, 2 March 1912, no. 57 as Le liseur, portrait de Sisley); (Paul Rosenberg, Paris). Pierre Decourcelle [1856-1926], Paris; (his sale, Paris, 16 June 1926, no. 63); (Durand-Ruel, New York and Paris); sold 31 December 1928 to Arthur Sachs [1880-1975], New York;[2] sold 1960 through (Bernheim-Jeune, Paris) to Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia;[3] gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1876
Possibly Le 2e Exposition de Peinture [Second Impressionist Exhibition], Paris, 1876, no. 220 as Portrait de M.M.
1883
Exposition des oeuvres de P.-A. Renoir, Galeries Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1883, no. 44.
1892
Exposition A. Renoir, Galeries Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1892, no. 62 as Le Liseur (Portrait de M. Claude Monet.
1917
Art français du XIXe siècle, 25 June - 13 July 1917, no. 66.
1933
Exposition Renoir, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1933, no. 15, repro.
1937
Renoir: A Special Exhibition of his Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1937, no.3, repro.
1938
Great Portraits from Impressionism to Modernism, Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1938, no. 37
1947
[Exhibition of the Arthur Sachs Collection], California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1947.
1952
Cent portraits d'hommes du XIVe siècle à nos jours, Galerie Charpentier, 1952, no. 77a.
1953
_Renoir_, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh and Tate Gallery, London, 1953, no. 4.
1962
Artmobile II ("Twelve Portraits: Delacroix to Gauguin"), sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1962, no. 5
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 98, repro
1973
French Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1973-1978, unnumbered checklist
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.
1997
Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an Age, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Art Institute of Chicago; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 1997-1998, no. 15, repro., as Claude Monet (The Reader).
2000
The Impressionists at Argenteuil, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 2000, no. 15, repro., as Portrait of Monet.

Bibliography

1924
Duret, Théodore. Renoir. Paris, 1924: 72.
1924
Fosca, François. Renoir. Translated by Hubert Wellington. London, 1924: plate 8, as Le portrai de Sisley.
1938
Florisoone, Michel. Renior. Paris, 1938:36.
1952
Gaunt, William. Renoir. London, 1952: 7, repro. 14.
1953
Berr de Turique, Marcelle. Renoir. Paris, c. 1953: 6, 9, repro. plate 14,
1955
Rewald, John. Histoire de l'Impressionisme. Paris, 1955: repro. opposite 1976.
1961
Rewald, John. The History of Impressionism. 3rd rev. ed., New York, 1961:repro. p. 298.
1966
Goldwater, Robert. "The Glory that was France." Art News 65 (March 1966): 42, repro.
1966
Neugass, Fritz. "Jubiläumsschau in der National-Galerie in Washington." Weltkunst XXXVI, no. 8 (15 April 1966): 335, repro.
1971
François Daulte. Auguste Renoir, catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint. Vol.I: Figures 1860-1890. Lausanne, 1971: no. 87, repro.
1984
White, Barbara Ehrlich. Renoir: His Life, Art, and Letters. New York, 1984: 54, 58.
1985
Arts Council of Great Britain. Renoir. Exh. cat., Hayward Gallery , London, Galleries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1985-1986: 20.
1986
McQuillan, Melissa. Impressionist Portraits. London, 1986: 18, repro.
1986
The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886. Exh. cat. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; National Gallery of Art, Washington. San Francisco, 1986: 185, under no. 36.
1995
Stuckey, Charles F. Claude Monet 1840-1926. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago, 1995:197-198, 249.
1996
Berson, Ruth, ed. The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886: documentation. 2 vols. San Francisco, 1996: I: 62-64, 67-68, 70-71, 101-104, 108-109, 111-113; II:44.
1996
White, Barbara Ehrlich. Impressionists Side by Side: Their Friendships, Rivalries, and Artistic Exchanges. New York, 1996: 79, repro.
2000
Défossez, Marie-Paule. Les Grands Peintres du Val-d'Oise. Valhermeil, 2000:42, repro.
2001
Southgate, M. Therese. The Art of JAMA II: Covers and Essays from The Journal of the American Medical Association. Chicago, 2001: 26-27, 207, color repro.
2001
Tucker, Paul Hayes. "Renoir in the 1870s and '80s: Modernity, Tradition, and Individuality. In Renoir from outsider to old master, 1870-1892. Exh. cat., Tokyo, 2001: 218, repro.
2006
Søndergaard, Sidsel Maria. Women in Impressionism: From Mythical Feminine to Modern Woman. Exh. cat. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen. Milan, 2006: 112 fig. 86.
2007
Dauberville, Guy-Patrice, and Michel Dauberville. Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles. 5 vols. Paris, 2007: I:no. 537, repro.

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