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Provenance

Jean-Frederic Bazille; by inheritance to his nephew, Frederic Bazille; Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Davis, Minneapolis, MN; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; gift to NGA, 1995.

Exhibition History
1957
Claude Monet. A Loan Exhibition. City Art Museum of St. Louis, and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1957, no. 98.
1958
French Drawings from American Collections. Clouet to Matisse. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (previously presented in Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, and Paris, Musée de l'Orangerie, 1958-1959, no. 173.
1997
Building a Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997-1998, no. 40.
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999-200 (no catalogue).
2005
Monet und Camille: Frauenportraits im Impressionismus, Kunsthalle Bremen, 2005-2006, no. 7.
2005
"Monet und Camille: Frauenportraits im Impressionismus" ("Monet and Camille: Portraits of Women in Impressionism"), Kunsthalle Bremen, 2005-2006, no. 7.
2007
The Unknown Monet, Pastels and Drawings, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., 99, 302, fig. 88.
2007
"The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings", Royal Academy of Arts, London; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 2007, no. 88.
2012
Impressionism: Pastels, Watercolors, Drawings. Albertina, Vienna, 2012 (not in catalogue).
Bibliography
1948
Sarraute, Gabriel. "Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Frédéric Bazille. Thèse soutenue par M. Arraute. M. Cassou, professeur." Musées de France (October 1948): 236.
1958
Sarraute, Gabriel. "Contribution à l'étude du Déjeuner sur l'herbe de Monet," Bulletin du Laboratoire du Musée du Louvre (June 1958): 46, 48, fig. 11 (as location unknown).
1972
Isaacson, Joel. "Monet: Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe." Art in Context (1972): 59-62, note 83, fig. 32.
1980
Hommage a Claude Monet (1840-1926). Grand Palais, 1980, 59, under nos. 5-7.
1996
Conisbee, Philip, and Margaret Morgan Grasselli. "Recent Additions to the Collections: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, and Sculptures from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon," Circle Bulletin, no. 15, Spring, 1996, n.p. (reprod.).
2012
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan, and Andrew Robison. Color, Line, Light: French Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels from Delacroix to Signac. Exh. cat. Musée des impressionnismes Giverny and National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2012: 79, fig. 6 (color)