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lower right embossed: Alexandre Charpentier; upper left printed: LE THÉATRE LIBRE / Saison 1891-1892; lower left printed: SON PETIT COEUR...; center right printed: LA DUPE...; across bottom printed: Mercredi 27 Novembre 1889.... / De la part de MM. GEORGES ANCEY et LOUIS MARSOLLEAU.

Provenance

Rodolphe Darzens, Paris; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Atlas, Washington, D.C.; gift to NGA, 1995.

Exhibition History
1998
Artists and the Avant-Garde Theater in Paris, 1887-1900, National Gallery of Art, Washington; National Academy Museum, New York, 1998-1999, no. 10, as La Dupe (The Dupe) by Georges Ancey; Son petit coeur (The Little Heart) by Louis Marsolleau.
2006
Alexandre-Louis-Marie Charpentier (1856-1909), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006, no cat.
Bibliography
1992
Aitken, Geneviève. Artistes et Théâtres d'Avant-Garde: Programmes de Théâtre Illustrés, Paris 1890-1900. Exh. cat. Pont-Aven, Musée de Pont-Aven and tour, 1992, 23, no. 13.
1998
Artists and the Avant-Garde Theater in Paris, 1887-1900. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; National Academy Museum, New York, 1998-1999: no. 10.