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lower left: F. W. Benson

Provenance

Purchased from the artist 16 December 1912 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1912
25th Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture by American Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, 5 November - 8 December 1912, no. 18, repro.
1912
Fourth Exhibition: Oil Paintings by Contemporary American Artists, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 17 December 1912 - 26 January 1913, no. 183, repro.
1913
Sixteenth Annual Exhibition: Ten American Painters, Montross Gallery, New York, 12 March - 5 April 1913, no. 1.
1914
American Fine Art Section, Anglo-American Exposition, London, 1914, no. 195, repro.
1921
Paintings, Etchings and Drawings by Frank W. Benson, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 24 March - 13 April 1921, no. 7.
1924
Frank W. Benson, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 4 January - 15 February 1924, no. 22.
1935
Wichita Art Association, September - October 1935.
1938
Frank W. Benson - Edmund C. Tarbell: Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, and Prints, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 16 November - 15 December 1938, no. 24.
1945
American Paintings by "The Ten," Montclair Art Museum, 21 December 1945 - January 1946, no. 2.
1957
Extended loan for use by the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy residence, Oslo, Norway, 1957-1959, as Portrait of Sylvia.
1973
Frank W. Benson, 1862-1951, William A. Farnworth Library and Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, 6 July - 9 September 1973, unnumbered catalogue.
1976
The New Vision: American Styles of 1876-1910, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida; Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, 13 January - 4 April 1976, unnumbered catalogue.
1989
Frank W. Benson: A Retrospective, Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, 17 May - 24 June 1989, fig. 85.
1998
The Forty-fifth Biennial: The Corcoran Collects, 1907–1998, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 17 July - 29 September 1998, unnumbered catalogue.
2002
Gilded Cage: Views of American Women, 1873–1921, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 13 July - 27 August 2002, unpublished checklist.
2003
The Impressionist Tradition in America, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 19 July 2003 - 18 October 2004, unpublished checklist.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
2011
Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art : American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 287, repro.