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below image printed: E. Vuillard, Pinx.; along right side in stone: THEATRE LIBRE; center left verso printed: DEUXIÉME SPECTACLE / De la Saison 1890-1891 / L'AMANT DE SA FEMME... / MONSIEUR BUTE... / LA BELLE OPÉRATION... / De la part de MM. Aurélien Scholl, Maurice Biollay et Julien Sermet. / Ordre du Spectacle: Monsieur Bute. --L'Amant de sa Femme. --La belle Opération...

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. 7, as Monsieur Bute by Maurice Biollay; L'Amant de sa femme (His Wife's Lover) by Aurélien Scholl; La B...
Bibliography
1948
Roger-Marx, Claude. L'Oeuvre grave de Vuillard. Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1948.
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, 19, no. 7.
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. 7.