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lower left: J.L. forain


Mme. Forain [née Jeanne Bosc, 1865-1954]. Armand François Paul des Friches, comte Doria [1824-1896], Château d'Orrouy.[1] (Arthur Tooth and Sons, London); sold 10 December 1965 to Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA;[2] gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 128, repro
Jean-Louis Forain (1852 - 1931): La Comédie parisienne, Musée du Petit Palais, Paris; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, 2011, no. 75 (French catalogue); pl. 81 (English catalogue), repros.
Eblouissants reflets: cent chefs-d'oeuvre impressionistes, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, 2013, no. 57, repro.
Wasell, Nancy Michelle. Jean Louis Forain, the Painter. M.A. Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1969:37, repro.
Southgate, M. Therese. The Art of JAMA II: Covers and Essays from The Journal of the American Medical Association. Chicago, 2001: 12-13, color repro.
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