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Inscription

lower left: L. L'Hermitte / 1898

Provenance

(Boussod et Valadon, Paris); purchased May 1898 by William Andrews Clark [1839-1925], Paris and New York, as Laveuses le soir;[1] bequest April 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1898
Salon, Paris, 1898, no. 776, repro., as Les laveuses.
1904
Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1904, no. 375, as Washerwomen.
1971
Loan to display with the permanent collection, Renwick Gallery, Washington, 1971-1978.
1983
La Vie Moderne: Nineteenth Century French Art from the Corcoran Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences, Georgia; Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Tampa Museum; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha; Akron Art Museum, 1983-1985, no. 11, repro.
2011
A Passion for Nature: Landscape Painting from 19th Century France, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 15 October 2011 - 20 February 2012, no catalogue.
Bibliography
1925
Carroll, Dana H. Catalogue of Objects of Fine Art and Other Properties at the Home of William Andrews Clark, 962 Fifth Avenue. Part I. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1925): 106, no. 9.