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Provenance

Commissioned by Eugène Murer, half-brother of sitter, in 1897 on the occasion of the sitters's marriage; to his sister Mme Gérome Doucet, née Marie Meunier. Private collection of Josse Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, by 1919; sold through (Etienne Bignou) in 1931 to Chester Dale [1882-1962], New York; [1] bequest 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1931
Renoir and His Tradition, Museum of French Art, New York, 1931, no. 15
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1887
Trublot (Paul Alexis). "La Collection Murer." Cri du peuple 21 October 1887: 172, 176, no. 46.
1919
L'Art Moderne et quelques aspects de l'art d'autrefois. Paris, Bernheim-Jeune, 1919:plate 104
1925
Tabarant, A. Pissarro. New York, 1925: 43-44.
1937
McBride, Henry. "The Renoirs in America: In Appreciation of the Metropolitan Museum's Exhibition," Art News 35, no. 31 (1 May 1937):60, repro.
1939
Pissarro, Ludovic and Lionello Venturi. Camille Pissarro, son art, son oeuvre. 2 vols. Paris, 1939:I:147.
1946
Rewald, John. The History of Impressionism. New York, 1946: 332, repro.
1956
Gachet, Paul. Deux amis des impressionists; le docteur Gachet et Murer. Paris, 1956:159-160, 170-176, repro.
1961
Fosca, François. Renoir, His Life and Work. London, 1961:112-114.
1965
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 110, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 112
1967
Dauberville, Henry. La Batille de l'impressionisme. Paris, 1967: repro. 576.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 100, repro.
1968
Hanson, Lawrence. Renoir: The Man, The Painter, and his World. New York, 1968: 171-173.
1971
Daulte, Francois. Auguste Renoir, catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre peint. Vol.I. Figures 1860-1890. Lausanne, 1971: no. 249
1972
Fezzi, Elda. L'opera completa di Renoir nel period impressionista. Milan, 1972: no. 292.
1973
Rewald, John. The History of Impressionism. New York, 1973: 413, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 294, repro.
1975
"Le Pâtissier Murer: un ami des impressionnistes." L'Oeil 245 (December 1975): 54-61, 92, repro,
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 462, no. 672, color repro.
1984
White, Barbara Ehrlich. Renoir: His Life, Art, and Letters. New York, 1984: repro. 78.
1985
Arts Council of Great Britain. Renoir. Exh. cat., Hayward Gallery , London, Galleries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1985-1986: 22.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 338, repro.
1986
Cowart, Jack and Dominique Fourcade. Henri Matisse: The Early Years in Nice 1916-1930. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986: 241, repro.
1989
Bailey, Colin, Joseph Rishel and Mark Rosenthal. The Annenberg Collection: Masterpieces of Impressionism & Post-Impressionism. Exh. cat. Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Los angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989:35, repro. fig. 56.
1997
Bailey, Colin B. Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an age.Yale University Press New Haven and London, in association with National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, 1997,no. 50,repro.
2007
Dauberville, Guy-Patrice, and Michel Dauberville. Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles. 5 vols. Paris, 2007: 1:no. 422.