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center right: A. RENOIR / 1865

Provenance

Commissioned c. 1865 by the sitter, Mlle Sicot; by gift to Mme Aline Ménard-Dorian [d. 1929], Paris;[1] (her sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 2 December 1929, no. 13); Georges Bernheim, Paris; sold to (Demotte Galleries); sold 1930 in conjunction with (Marie Sterner Galleries, New York) to Chester Dale [1882-1963], New York; bequest 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1931
Portraits of Women Loan Exhibition: Romanticism to Surrealism, Museum of French Art, New York, 1931, no. 15
1931
Renoir and His Tradition, Museum of French Art, New York, 1931, no. 10
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
2010
From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, January 2010-January 2012, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1929
Art News 28 (21 December 1929):7.
1930
"Buy Renoir Canvas Here." The New York Times. 7 December 1930:II:5
1930
Dale, Maud. "Impressionists Become Old Masters." New York American (16 November 1930): repro.
1930
Monda, Maurice. "L’Art aux enchères." L'Art vivant 6 (1 January 1930), 32, 34.
1931
Dale, Maud. "Amerika und Europa." Kunst und Künstler (1931):repro. 244.
1931
Dale, Maud. "Auguste Renoir," Creative Art IX, no. 6 (December 1931):450-454, repro.
1931
Frankfurter, Alfred. "Thirty-five Portraits from American Collections." Art News 29, no. 33 (16 May 1931): 4, repro.
1931
Pantheon 7 (February 1931): 95, pl. 13*.
1931
"Portraiture: Examples at the French Museum and Elsewhere." The New York Herald Tribune (25 January 1931): section VIII, 8, repro.
1931
The New York Evening Post. 24 January 1931: Saturday Photogravure Section., repro.
1941
Catalogue of French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 11, repro. pl. XXI
1942
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 60, repro.
1944
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1944: 60, repro.
1944
Frost, Rosamund. Pierre Auguste Renoir. New York, 1944: repro. frontispiece.
1944
Jewell, Edward Alden. French Impressionists and their Contemporaries Represented in American Collections. New York, 1944: repro. 70.
1953
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1953: 70, repro.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 324, repro.
1965
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 106, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 113
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 99, repro.
1971
François Daulte. Auguste Renoir, catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint. Vol.I: Figures 1860-1890. Lausanne, 1971: no. 13.
1973
Champa, Kermit S. Studies in Early Impressionism. New Haven and London, 1973: 37-38, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 296, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 462, no. 668, color repro.
1984
White, Barbara Ehrlich. Renoir: His Life, Art, and Letters. New York, 1984: 17-18, 87, repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 341, repro.
1997
Bailey, Colin B. Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an age.Yale University Press New Haven and London, in association with National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, 1997:96.
1997
Kelder, Diane. The Great Book of French Impressionism, 1997, no. 226, repro.