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upper right: ['88?] / initials in monogram followed by rest of last name: THLautrec

Provenance

Aristide Bruant [1851-1925], Paris. (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 15 April 1905, no. 3); purchased by Barthélémy. Mme. Casenave;[1] sold to (Wildenstein & Co., London, New York and Paris); sold October 1963 to Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia;[2] gift 1985 to NGA.

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. 150, repro
1982
Manet and Modern Paris, National Gallery of Art, 1982-1983, no. 26, 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.
2002
Three Women: Early Portraits by Toulouse-Lautrec, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 2002, fig. 3.
2008
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 2008, fig. 7.
2011
Degas, Lautrec, Zando. Les folies de Montmarte, Scuderie del Castello Visconteo, Pavia, 2011, no. 5, repro.
2012
Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & the Moulin Rouge, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2012-2013, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1966
Goldwater, Robert. "The Glory that was France." Art News 65 (March 1966):85.
1966
Kuh, Katherine. "Golden Loans for a Silver Anniversary." Saturday Review (19 March 1966): repro. p. 50.
1966
Young, Mahonri Sharp. "The Mellon Collections: The Great Years of French Painting." Apollo 83 (June 1966): repro. 436.
1971
Dortu, M.G. Toulouse-Lautrec et son oeuvre. 6 vols. New York, 1971:II:P307, repro.
1992
Milner, Frank. Toulouse-Lautrec. Greenwich, Conneticut, 1992: 50, repro.