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By descent to the artist's brother, Emile Bastien-Lepage [1854-1938]; purchased by William A. Clark (1839-1925); bequest to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, in 1926 (inv. 26.6); acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Associated Names

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Exhibition History

[probably] Jules Bastien-Lepage. École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Hôtel de Chimay, Paris, 1885, no. 31.
Internationale Jubiläums Ausstellung. Königliche Glaspalaste, Munich, 1888, cat. no. 286 (according to label on the back of the original frame).
The William A. Clark Collection. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1978 (no cat.).
Sargent's Contemporaries, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 4 June - 28 August 1983, unpublished checklist, no. 3.
In Support of Liberty: European Paintings at the Pedestal Fund Art Loan Exhibition. The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, and National Academy of Design, New York, 1986, 98, pl. II (color)(cat. by Maureen O'Brien).
La Vie Moderne: Nineteenth-Century French Paintings in the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL, 1987, no. 35.
The European Landscape. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2007 (no cat.).


Carroll, Dana H. Catalogue of Objects of Fine Art and Other Properties at the Home of William Andrews Clark, 962 Fifth Avenue. Unpublished manuscript, 1925: pt. 1, 109, no. 15.
Illustrated Handbook of The W. A. Clark Collection. Washington, DC, 1928: 33, no. 2006.
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Illustrated Handbook of the W.A. Clark Collection. Washington, 1932: 36, no. 2006.
McConkey, Kenneth. "'Pauvre Fauvette' or 'Petite Folle': A Study of Jules Bastien-Lepage's 'Pauvre Fauvette.'" Arts Magazine 55 (January 1981): 142.
Aubrun, Marie-Madeleine. Jules Bastien-Lepage, 1848-1884. Catalogue raisonné de l'Oeuvre. France, 1985: no. D. 328? ("Pauvre Fauvette," watercolor of unknown dimensions, location unknown).

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