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lower left with atelier stamp: E Vuillard


Vuillard atelier; Vuillard family; possibly from whom acquired by Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris, France, by 1952;[1] sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York;[2] bequest 1970 to NGA.

Exhibition History
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. 72, repro
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 175, repro
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad; State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, 1986.
The Intimate Interiors of Edouard Vuillard, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Phillips Collection, Washington; The Brooklyn Museum, 1989-1990, no. 46, repro.
Il Tempo dei Nabis [The Time of the Nabis], Palazzo Corsini, Florence; The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1998, no. 9 (Florence), no. 177 (Montreal).
Around Impressionism: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1999, no cat.
Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 1999, no. 63, repro.
Edouard Vuillard, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2003-2004, no. 94, repro.
Gauguin and the Origins of Symbolism, Casa de Alhajas, Madrid, 2004-2005, no. 123, repro. (NGA's Gauguins, Breton Girls Dancing, Pont-Aven and Self=Portrait Dedicated to Carrière, shown consecutively at Fundación Col. Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid).
Le théâtre de l'Oeuvre, 1893-1900: Naissance du théâtre moderne, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 2005, no. 172, repro.
Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art, Museo dell'Ara Pacis Augustae, Rome (exhibition title in this venue: Impressionist Gems); Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo, Seattle Art Museum, 2013-2015.
Hinter dem Vorhang: Verhullung und Enthullung seit der Renaissance, von Tizian bis Christo [Behind the Curtain: Concealment and Revelation since the Renaissance, from Titian to Christo], Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, 2016-2017.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 372, repro.
Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978: 102, repro. (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978).
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 583, no. 895, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 432, repro.
Salomon, Antoine, and Guy Cogeval. Vuillard, The Inexhaustible Glance: Critical Catalogue of Paintings and Pastels. 3 vols. Milan and Paris, 2003: 1:no. IV-160, repro.
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