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Gellinard, by 1878;[1] (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 19 March 1888, no. 42, 15,000 francs); purchased by Victor Desfosses; (his estate sale, Paris, 26 April 1899, no. 17, 48,000 francs); (Arnold & Tripp, Paris).[2] Edward Fullerton Milliken [d. 1906], New York; (his sale, American Art Association, New York, 14 February 1902, no. 24); purchased by (Cottier and Co., New York).[3] (Arthur Tooth and Sons, London); (their sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 19 February 1925, no. 68); purchased by Thomas Williams.[4] William R. Timken [1866-1949], New York; by inheritance to his widow, Lillian Guyer Timken [1881-1959], New York; bequest 1960 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Exposition universelle, Paris, 1878, no. 202.
Exposition de centenaire de Corot, Palais Galliéra, Paris, 1895, no. 62.
Loan for display with permanent collection, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, 1967-1971.
Loan for display with permanent collection, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christie, 1974-1980.
French Salon Paintings from Southern Collections, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 1983, no. 20, repro.
Loan for display with permanent collection (in conjunction with the exhibition From Arcadia to Barbizon: A Journey in French Landscape), Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, 1987-1988.
Paris in 1874: The Year of Impressionism, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 1994, no. 58, repro.
Corot, Courbet und die Maler von Barbizon: Les amis de la nature, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1996, no. B25, repro.
Theo Van Gogh (1857 - 1891): Art dealer, collector and brother of Vincent, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1999-2000, no. 84, repro., as St. Sebastian (shown only in Amsterdam).


Mantz, Paul. L'art moderne à l'Exposition Universelle de 1878. Paris, 1878: 24.
Thomson, David Croal. Corot. London, 1892: 40.
Robaut, Alfred, and Etienne Moreau-Nélaton. L'Oeuvre de Corot. Catalogue raisonné et illustré. 5 vols. Paris, 1905: 1:311; 2:330 under no. 1063; 3:360, no. 2316, repro.; 4:347, 278, 291.
Moreau-Nélaton, Etienne. Corot raconté par lui-même. 2 vols. Paris, 1924: II:89, repro.
Bazin, Germain. Corot. Paris, 1951: 25-26, 75.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 30.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 23, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 76, repro.
Norton, Thomas E. 100 Years of Collecting in America. New York, 1984: 100, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 96, repro.
Eitner, Lorenz. French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I: Before Impressionism. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 98-101, color repro.

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