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lower right: COROT

Provenance

Gellinard, by 1878;[1] (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 19 March 1888, no. 42, 15,000 francs); purchased by Victor Desfosses; (his estate sale, Paris, 26 April 1899, no. 17, 48,000 francs); (Arnold & Tripp, Paris).[2] Edward Fullerton Milliken [d. 1906], New York; (his sale, American Art Association, New York, 14 February 1902, no. 24); purchased by (Cottier and Co., New York).[3] (Arthur Tooth and Sons, London); (their sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 19 February 1925, no. 68); purchased by Thomas Williams.[4] William R. Timken [1866-1949], New York; by inheritance to his widow, Lillian Guyer Timken [1881-1959], New York; bequest 1960 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1878
Exposition universelle, Paris, 1878, no. 202.
1895
Exposition de centenaire de Corot, Palais Galliéra, Paris, 1895, no. 62.
1967
Loan for display with permanent collection, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, 1967-1971.
1974
Loan for display with permanent collection, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christie, 1974-1980.
1983
French Salon Paintings from Southern Collections, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 1983, no. 20, repro.
1987
Loan for display with permanent collection (in conjunction with the exhibition From Arcadia to Barbizon: A Journey in French Landscape), Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, 1987-1988.
1994
Paris in 1874: The Year of Impressionism, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 1994, no. 58, repro.
1996
Corot, Courbet und die Maler von Barbizon: Les amis de la nature, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1996, no. B25, repro.
1999
Theo Van Gogh (1857 - 1891): Art dealer, collector and brother of Vincent, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1999-2000, no. 84, repro., as St. Sebastian (shown only in Amsterdam).
Bibliography
1878
Mantz, Paul. L'art moderne à l'Exposition Universelle de 1878. Paris, 1878: 24.
1892
Thomson, David Croal. Corot. London, 1892: 40.
1905
Robaut, Alfred, and Etienne Moreau-Nélaton. L'Oeuvre de Corot. Catalogue raisonné et illustré. 5 vols. Paris, 1905: 1:311; 2:330 under no. 1063; 3:360, no. 2316, repro.; 4:347, 278, 291.
1924
Moreau-Nélaton, Etienne. Corot raconté par lui-même. 2 vols. Paris, 1924: II:89, repro.
1951
Bazin, Germain. Corot. Paris, 1951: 25-26, 75.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 30.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 23, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 76, repro.
1984
Norton, Thomas E. 100 Years of Collecting in America. New York, 1984: 100, repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 96, repro.
2000
Eitner, Lorenz. French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I: Before Impressionism. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 98-101, color repro.