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falsely signed and dated, lower left: P Gauguin 91


Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris, by 1952; sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.

[1] Provenance according to NGA curatorial records and the Ailsa Mellon Bruce notebook now in NGA archives.

Exhibition History

French Paintings from the Molyneux Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1952, unnumbered checklist, as by Gauguin.
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, 1956, as Still Life by Gauguin.
Paintings from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, 1958, no. 28, as Still Life by Gauguin.
French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collections of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1961, no. 20, as Still Life by Gauguin.
Extended loan for use by Secretary Jack Kemp, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.


European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 138, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 28, repro.

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