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lower left: Berthe Morisot

Provenance

From the artist to (Portier, rue Lepic, Paris); [1] (Murat sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 29 April 1899, no. 13). Eugène Blot, Paris; (Blot sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10 May 1906, no. 53); Mr. Tweed, New York; probably by inheritance to Miss Mary W. Tweed, New York; (Tweed sale, American Art Association, New York, 4 April 1929, no. 62); Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York;[1] bequest 1963 to NGA.

[1]See letter from Mme. Ernest Rouart, daughter of the artist, dated 1948, in NGA curatorial files.

Exhibition History
1886
La 8me Exposition de Peinture [Eighth Impressionist Exhibition], Paris, 1886, no. 85, as Petite servante.
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
1986
The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1986, no. 147, repro.
1987
Berthe Morisot, Impressionist. National Gallery of Art; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA, 1987-1988
Bibliography
1942
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 46, repro.
1944
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1944: 46, repro.
1944
Jewell, Edward Alden. French Impressionists and their Contemporaries Represented in American Collections. New York, 1944: repro. 117.
1953
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1953: 56, repro.
1959
Evans, Grose. French Painting of the 19th Century in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1959 (Booklet Number Two in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 30, color repro.
1961
Bataille, M.L., and Georges Wildenstein. Berthe Morisot, catalogue des peintures, pastels et aquarelles. Paris, 1961: no.194.
1962
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Treasures from the National Gallery of Art, New York, 1962: 166, color repro.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 324, repro.
1965
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 88, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 94
1966
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:430, color repro.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 83, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 248, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 459, no. 662, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 286, repro.
1995
Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. New York, 1995: 1014, fig. 27-51.
1997
Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Watercolours and Sculpture (Part I), Christie's, London, 1997: 24, no. 1, repro.
1999
Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. 2 vols. Revised ed. New York, 1999: 1015-1016, fig. 27-55.