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Inscription

upper left reverse on stretcher: Bertelé bouquet fleuri portrait de parade / appartient à Rene Drouin

Provenance

(Galerie René Drouin, Paris). Maria Martins. Gerard Oury, Paris; Baron Léon Lambert, Brussels; (Lambert Collection sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, New York, 12 May 1987, no. 13); Stephen Hahn, Santa Barbara, California; gift (partial and promised) 1995 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1947
Portraits, Galerie René Drouin, Paris, 1947, no. 31.
1997
The Age of Modernism: Art in the Twentieth Century, Zeitgeist-Gesellschaft, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 1997, no. 105, repro.
1999
Face to Face to Cyberspace, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, 1999, no. 35, repro.
1999
Jean Dubuffet: Figuren und Köpfe. Auf der Suche nach einer Gegenkultur [Jean Dubuffet: Figures and Heads. Searching for a counter-culture], Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, 1999, no. 13, fig. 17.
2000
Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2000-2001, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2007
The Mirror and the Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso, Fundación Caja Madrid; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 2007, no. 112, repro.
Bibliography
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 432-433, no. 359, color repro.