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Emile Seurat, Paris; Alexandre Natanson [1867-1936], Paris; Galerie Bolette-Natanson, Paris; Jean-Charles Moreux, Paris; Mme Jean-Charles Moreux, Paris; (Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York); Norton Simon, Los Angeles (sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., NewYork, 5 May 1971, no. 46); Armand Hammer Collection, Los Angeles; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1900
Seurat, La Revue Blanche, Paris, 1900 (hors catalogue).
1908
Rétrospective Georges Seurat, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1908-1909, no. 197.
1926
Les Dessins de Seurat, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1926, no. 114.
1935
Seurat, Galerie Syrie Maugham, Bolette Natanson, London, 1935.
1936
Georges Seurat, Galerie Paul Rosenberg, Paris, 1936, no. 130 (suppl.).
1936
Peintres de la Revue Blanche, Galerie Bolette Natanson, Paris, "Les Cadres", 1936, no. 50, suppl.
1957
Seurat, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, 1957, no. 55.
1971
Exhibited with the Armand Hammer collection from 1971, beginning with the Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City; except Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, 1971.
1974
Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1974, no. 73.
1991
Georges Seurat, 1859-1891, Grand Palais, Paris and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, no. 192.
2007
Georges Seurat: The Drawings. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2007, 171, 173, 233 (color repro.), 253, no. 125 (Jodi Hauptman).
Bibliography
1888
Adam, Paul. "Les Impressionistes à l'Exposition des Indépendants," La Vie Moderne (April 15, 1888), p.229.
1922
Lhote, André. Georges Seurat, Rome, 1922, p.II.
1927
Fels, Florent. "Les Dessins de Georges Seurat", L'Amour de l'Art, no. 1 (January, 1927), p.43.
1928
Kahn, Gustave. Les Dessins de Georges Seurat, Paris, 1928, vol. 2, plate 98.
1928
Waldemar, George. Seurat et le divisionnisme. Paris, 1928, 15.
1936
Thadée Natanson, "Sur une exposition des peintres de la Revue Blanche,", Arts et métiers graphiques, no. 54 (August 15, 1936), p. 16.
1941
Robert J. Goldwater, "Some Aspects of the Development of Seurat's Style," Art Bulletin, vol. 23, no. 2 (June, 1941), pp. 117-30, fig. 4.
1946
Rewald, John. Georges Seurat, New York, 1943, no. 80.
1948
Rewald, John. Georges Seurat, Paris, 1948, no. 61.
1959
Dorra, Henri, and John Rewald. Seurat, l'oeuvre peint, biographie et catalogue critique. Paris, 1959: 222, no. 179a.
1961
Hauke, C.M. de. Seurat et son oeuvre. Paris, 1961: 2:254, no. 665.
1962
Herbert, Robert L. Seurat's Drawings. New York, 1962: 21.
1971
Kahn, G. The Drawings of Georges Seurat. 1971 translation and reprint of 1928 edition. no. 118, p. x.
1972
Chastel, André. Seurat. Milan, 1972: 105-06, no. D47.
1972
Hautecoeur, L. Georges Seurat, Milan, 1972, pp. 42-43, pl. 2.
1985
Thomson, Richard. Seurat. Oxford, 1985: 141.
1990
Rewald, John. Seurat, A Biography. New York, 1990: 147.
1991
Anne Distel, Seurat, Bienne, Switzerland, 1991, no. 16.
1991
Cachin, Françoise. Seurat, Le Rêve de l'Art-Science. Paris, 1991: 89.
1991
Michael F. Zimmerman, Seurat and the Art Theory of his Time, 1991, p. 345.
1999
Düchting, Hajo. Georges Seurat, 1859-1891:The Master of Pointillism. Bonn, 1999: 52.