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Provenance

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
1910
The Brothers Le Nain, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1910, no. 13, repro., as A Flemish Interior.
1934
Le Nain, peintures, dessins, Petit Palais, Paris, 1934, no. 15 as Flemish Interior.
1938
17th Century Art in Europe, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1938, no. 338, repro. as Peasant Interior.
1951
Wildenstein Jubilee Loan Exhibition, 1901-1951: Masterpieces from Museums and Private Collections, Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1951, no. 14, repro.
1978
Les frères Le Nain, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 1978-1979, no. 24, repro., as Intérieur paysan.
1982
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.
2003
Richelieu: Art and Power, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, 2002-2003, no. 160, repro.
2016
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.
Bibliography
1862
Champfleury. Les Frères Le Nain. Paris, 1862: 117
1902
Historical and Descriptive Catalogue of Pictures Belonging to...the Duke of Leeds. London, 1902: 40.
1933
Fierens, Paul. Les Le Nain. Paris, 1933: repro. LIV.
1934
Bulletin des Musées de France (July 1934): 129, repro.
1934
Waterhouse, E.K. "A Le Nain Exhibition in Paris." The Burlington Magazine LXV (September 1934):132
1937
Watt, Alexander. "Notes from Paris." Apollo (June 1937):349, repro.
1951
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.
1957
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): 46, pl. 109.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 345, repro.
1961
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.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 316, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 75.
1966
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.
1968
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 65, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 192, repro.
1977
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.
1979
Cuzin, Jean-Pierre. "Les frères Le Nain: la part de Mathieu." Paragone 349-350 (1979): 70.
1979
Rosenberg, Pierre. "L'exposition Le Nain: une proposition." Revue de l'Art 43 (1979): 96.
1979
Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 75, pl. 62.
1982
Cuzin, Jean-Pierre. "New York. French Seventeenth-Century Paintings from American Collections." The Burlington Magazine 124, no. 953 (August 1982): 530.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 323, no. 423, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 225, repro.
1986
Conisbee, Philip. Chardin. Oxford, 1986: 43, repro.
1993
Rosenberg, Pierre. Tout l'oeuvre peint des Le Nain. Paris, 1993: 89, no. 65, pl. XLVI, as Intérieur Paysan by Mathieu Le Nain.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 175, no. 138, color repro.
2005
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).
2009
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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