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Provenance

Probably acquired 1930 from (Charles Sessler, Philadelphia) by Lessing J. Rosenwald [1891-1979], Jenkintown, PA;[1] gift 1943 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1881
Possibly Le 6me Exposition de Peinture [Sixth Impressionist Exhibition], Paris, 1881, no. 20, as Au théâtre.
1932
Forain: The Collection of Lessing J. Rosenwald, The Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1932, no. 8, as Dans la Coulisse.
1982
Manet and Modern Paris, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1982-1983, no. 38, repro.
1986
Degas and His Friends, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, 1986, no. 18, repro.
1987
Extended loan for use by The Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1987-1998.
1999
Around Impressionism: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1999, no cat.
1999
Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 1999, no. 25, repro.
2002
Degas, Forain and Toulouse-Lautrec: Images of Dancers, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, 2002-2003, unnumbered checklist.
2006
Impressions of Modern Life: French Painting of the Late 19th Century, Portland Museum of Art, 2006, no cat.
2008
The Dancer: Degas, Forain, and Toulouse-Lautrec, Portland (Oregon) Art Museum, 2008, unnumbered catalogue, pls. 23, 70, and 103.
2013
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.
Bibliography
1933
Youtz, Philip. "Forain, Artist and Journalist." American Magazine of Art XXVI (Feb 1933):87.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 51.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 43, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 130, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 483, no. 710, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 155, repro.