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Inscription

lower right in graphite: 66; lower right artist's stamp in blue ink: E.B (Lugt 828)

Provenance

Désiré Louveau [1843-1913] (Lugt Supp. 1694a); (Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., London); purchased December 1958 by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; gift to NGA, 1985.

Exhibition History
1958
Eugène Boudin. In Aid of The Artists' General Benevolent Institution, Marlborough Fine Art, London, 1958, hors catalogue.
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 211, 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.
1989
Paintings by Eugène Boudin from the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1989, no cat.
2007
Eugène Boudin at the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 2007 - 2008, unnumbered catalogue.
Bibliography
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce; Twenty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition 1941-1966. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966: 211 (as "Conversation on the Beach with Six Figures").