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(Bernheim-Jeune, Paris). (Alex Reid & Lefèvre, Glasgow and London).[1] Percy Moore Turner [died c. 1951], London, and Oxnead, Gerrards Cross, Buckingham, by 1933 until at least 1937.[2] (Wildenstein & Co., Inc., London, New York, and Paris); Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], London and Paris, probably by 1943;[3] sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Seurat et ses amis, Paris, 1933-1934, no. 67.
Seurat and his Contemporaries, Wildenstein & Co., London, 1937, no. 39.
French Paintings from the Molyneux Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1952, unnumbered checklist.
French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1961, no. 57, repro.
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 145, repro.
The Pastoral Landscape: The Modern Vision, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., 1988-1989, no. 119, fig. 223.
Impressionisti della National Gallery of Art di Washington, Ala Napoleonica e Museo Correr, Venice; Palazzo Reale, Milan, 1989, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Georges Seurat 1859-1891, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991-1992, no. 121, repro., as Une voile sur l'eau
Seurat and the Making of the Grande Jatte, Art Institute of Chicago, 2004, no. 41
Georges Seurat: The Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2007, no. 109, repro.
Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art, Museo dell'Ara Pacis Augustae, Rome (exhibition title in this venue: Impressionist Gems); California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo, Seattle Art Museum, 2013-2016.


Dorra, Henri, and John Rewald. Seurat, l'oeuvre peint, biographie et catalogue critique. Paris, 1959: no. 109, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 324, repro.
Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978: 78, repro. (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978).
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 515, no. 776, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 371, repro.
Coman, Florence E. Joie de Vivre: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1991: no. 28, repro.
Grenier, Catherine. Seurat: Catalogue complet des peintures. Paris, 1991: no. 112, repro.
Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 263.
Kirsh, Andrea, and Rustin S. Levenson. Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies. Materials and Meaning in the Fine Arts 1. New Haven, 2000: 6-7, color fig. 1.
Kelly, Franklin. "A Lasting Legacy: The Completion of an Unparalleled Gift." National Gallery of Art Bulletin nno. 51 (Fall 2014): 10-11, repro.

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