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Inscription

lower left in gouache: C. Pissarro. 80

Provenance

James P. Silo, New York; to Hugo Reisinger, New York, 1908; (sale, American Art Association, The Plaza Hotel, New York, 20 January 1916, no. 46). Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia, by 1966; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to his wife, Rachel Lambert Mellon [1910-2014].

Exhibition History
1881
6me Exposition de Peinture (6th Impressionist Exhibition). 35, Boulevard des Capucines, Paris, p. 9, no. 83 (as "Enfants dessinant).
Bibliography
1939
Pissarro, Ludovic, and Lionello Venturi. Camille Pissarro, son art, son oeuvre. 2 vols. Paris, 1939, vol. 1: 266, no. 1334, as Enfants à Table; 2: pl. 261.
1986
Moffett, Charles S., et al. The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886. Exh. cat., The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and National Gallery of Art, Washington. San Francisco, 1986, p. 355 (repro. of pages from the catalogue of the 6th Impressionist Exhibition).