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Inscription

lower right: E.Vuillard.

Provenance

Auguste Pellerin [1852-1929], Paris.[1] (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); sold June 1964 to Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA;[2] gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1966
French Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 190, 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
2003
Edouard Vuillard, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2003-2004, no. 273, repro., as Before the Door.
Bibliography
2003
Salomon, Antoine, and Guy Cogeval. Vuillard, The Inexhaustible Glance: Critical Catalogue of Paintings and Pastels. 3 vols. Milan and Paris, 2003: 2:no. VIII-395, repro., as In Front of the Door.