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Inscription

lower center in stone: H.G. Ibels; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: 840388 / Théâtre Libre - 1892-93 Le Devoir; by later hand, upper right verso in graphite: IBels (Litho originale)

Provenance

Paul Sérusier [1863-1927], Paris; by inheritance to his wife, Marguerite Sérusier [died 1950], Paris; gift to her friend, Henriette Boutaric, Paris (her sale, Paris, Ader Picard Tajan, 20 June 1984, lot 490); purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Martin Atlas, Washington, D.C.; gift to NGA, 1995.

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, 26, no. 17 (proof before letters).
1998
Boyer, Patricia. 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. 36.