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lower left: F. W. Benson / 1917

Provenance

The artist; purchased 20 December 1919 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1917
Eleventh Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, 12 May - 17 September 1917, no. 13.
1917
Twentieth Annual Exhibition: Ten American Painters, Montross Gallery, New York, 6-24 March 1917, no. 1.
1919
Seventh Exhibition: Oil Paintings by Contemporary American Artists, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 December 1919 - 25 January 1920, no. 186.
1920
Paintings, Etchings and Drawings by Frank W. Benson, Guild of Boston Artists, 5-17 April 1920, no. 11.
1921
Paintings, Etchings and Drawings by Frank W. Benson, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 24 March -13 April 1921. no. 25.
1924
Paintings, Etchings, Watercolors, by Frank E. Benson, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 4 January - 15 February 1924, no. 38.
1938
Frank W. Benson, Edmund C. Tarbell: Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 16 November - 15 December 1938, no. 27.
1957
Twenty-fifth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Toledo Museum of Art, 1957, no. 7.
1979
Two American Impressionists: Frank W. Benson and Edmund C. Tarbell, University Art Galleries of the University of New Hampshire, Durham, 1979, unnumbered cat.
1986
The Bostonians: Painters of an Elegant Age, 1870-1930, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Denver Art Museum; Terra Museum of American Art, 1986-1987, no. 74, repro.
1989
Frank W. Benson: A Retrospective, Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, 1989, no. 43.
1998
The Forty-Fifth Biennial: The Corcoran Collects, 1907–1998, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 17 July - 29 September 1998, unnumbered catalogue.
2002
The Gilded Cage: Views of American Women, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2002, unpublished checklist.
2003
The Impressionist Tradition in America, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2003-2004, unpublished checklist.
2005
Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no.66.
2008
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, unpublished checklist.
2009
American Paintings from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 6 June -18 October 2009, unpublished checklist.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
2011
Larkin, Susan G. "Frank Weston Benson, The Open Window." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 216-217, 279, repro.
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