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Inscription

lower right, artist's cachet: SEURAT

Provenance

The artist [1857-1891], until his death.[1] (Bernheim-Jeune, Paris), in 1908.[2] (Heim, Paris). (Wildenstein, New York). Duncan MacDonald [d. 1949], London. (Alex Reid & Lefevre, London), in 1949.[3] William A. Cargill [d. 1962], Carruth, Bridge of Weir, Scotland; (his estate sale, Sotheby's, London, 11 June 1963, no. 43); purchased by (Acciarri) for (Hector Brame, Paris) for Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to his wife, Rachel Lambert Mellon [1910-2014].

Exhibition History
1908
Rétrospective Georges Seurat, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1908-1909, no. 33.
1935
Twenty-Four Paintings and Drawings by Georges Seurat, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, 1935, no. 1.
1937
Seurat and His Contemporaries, Wildenstein & Co., London, 1937, no. 44.
1938
Artists Who Died Young, Leicester Galleries, London, 1938, no. 33.
1944
Possibly Constable to Cezanne, Wildenstein & Co., London, 1944, no. 8, as Four Figures in a Landscape.
1949
Nineteeth Century French Masters, Lefevre Gallery, London, 1949, no. 37, as La Promenade.
Bibliography
1959
Dorra, Henri, and John Rewald. Seurat, l'oeuvre peint, biographie et catalogue critique. Paris, 1959: no. 74, repro.