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Inscription

lower left in stone: JS; across bottom printed: Historique du Théâtre de "L'OEuvre." Saison 1895-96; upper right printed: .......La verité et le rêve, poésie et la réalité, / l'humane pitié et le symbole du devoir, la vie en art, / la mort en beauté, telle est "L'OEuvre"...... / (Henry Bauer)

Provenance

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. 49, as Historique du Théâtre de "L'Oeuvre" (Historical Account of the Théâtre de L'Oeuvre).
Bibliography
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. 49.