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In France during the 18th century.[1] George Godolphin Osborne, 10th duke of Leeds [1862-1927], Hornby Castle, near Bedale, Yorkshire, by 1902;[2] by inheritance to his, John Francis Godolphin Osborne, 11th duke of Leeds [1901-1963], Hornby Castle; sold December 1945 to (Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Paris, New York, and London);[3] sold December 1946 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[4] gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History

The Brothers Le Nain, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1910, no. 13, repro., as A Flemish Interior.
Le Nain, peintures, dessins, Petit Palais, Paris, 1934, no. 15 as Flemish Interior.
17th Century Art in Europe, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1938, no. 338, repro. as Peasant Interior.
Wildenstein Jubilee Loan Exhibition, 1901-1951: Masterpieces from Museums and Private Collections, Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1951, no. 14, repro.
Les frères Le Nain, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 1978-1979, no. 24, repro., as Intérieur paysan.
France in the Golden Age: Seventeenth-Century French Paintings in American Collections, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago, 1982, no. 49, repro., as Peasant Interior.
Richelieu: Art and Power, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, 2002-2003, no. 160, repro.
The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th-Century France, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco; Musée du Louvre-Lens, Lens, France, 2016-2017.


Champfleury. Les Frères Le Nain. Paris, 1862: 117
Historical and Descriptive Catalogue of Pictures Belonging to...the Duke of Leeds. London, 1902: 40.
Fierens, Paul. Les Le Nain. Paris, 1933: repro. LIV.
Bulletin des Musées de France (July 1934): 129, repro.
Waterhouse, E.K. "A Le Nain Exhibition in Paris." The Burlington Magazine LXV (September 1934): 132.
Watt, Alexander. "Notes from Paris." Apollo (June 1937): 349, repro.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 212, no. 94, repro.
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): 46, pl. 109.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 345, repro.
Walker, John, Guy Emerson, and Charles Seymour. Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings & Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London, 1961: 154, repro. pl. 145.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 316, repro.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 75.
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:294, color repro.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 65, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 192, repro.
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 267-268, fig. 247, as French Peasants in an Interior.
Cuzin, Jean-Pierre. "Les frères Le Nain: la part de Mathieu." Paragone 349-350 (1979): 70.
Rosenberg, Pierre. "L'exposition Le Nain: une proposition." Revue de l'Art 43 (1979): 96.
Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 75, pl. 62.
Cuzin, Jean-Pierre. "New York. French Seventeenth-Century Paintings from American Collections." The Burlington Magazine 124, no. 953 (August 1982): 530.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 323, no. 423, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 225, repro.
Conisbee, Philip. Chardin. Oxford, 1986: 43, repro.
Rosenberg, Pierre. Tout l'oeuvre peint des Le Nain. Paris, 1993: 89, no. 65, pl. XLVI, as Intérieur Paysan by Mathieu Le Nain.
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 175, no. 138, color repro.
Baillio, Joseph, et al. The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York. Exh. cat. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 2005: 52, fig. 16, 71 (not in the exhibition).
Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: no. 71, 322-327, color repro.

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