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Purchased 25 January 1899 from the artist by (Durand-Ruel, Paris stock no. 4988, New York stock no. 4988), until at least 1937;[1] Mme Jean Lefébure, Paris.[2] (Sam Salz Inc., New York); sold 24 October 1962 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York;[3] bequest 1970 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1899
Tableaux de Renoir, Pissarro, Monet et Sisley, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1899, no. 112.
1905
Salon d'Automne, Grand Palais de Shamps -Elysées, Paris, 1905, no. 1325 as Femme à la guitare.
1917
Fronzösische Kunst des XIX. und XX. Jahrhunderts, Kunsthaus Zurich, 1917, no. 204, as La guitariste.
1937
Master French Impressionists, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1937, no. 27
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 108, repro.
1986
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad; State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, 1986, no. 32, repro.
1990
Französische Impressionisten und ihre Wegbereiter aus der National Gallery of Art, Washington und dem Cincinnati Art Museum, Neue Pinakothek, Munich, 1990, no. 50, repro.
1992
From El Greco to Cézanne: Masterpieces of European Painting from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and The Metroplitan Museum of Art, New York, National Gallery of Greece, Athens, 1992-1993, no. 51, repro.
1994
Renoir: Master Impressionist, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1994-1995, no. 40, repro., as Young woman with a guitar.
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. 35, repro.
2009
Renoir au XXe siècle, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2009-2010, no. 14, repro.
Bibliography
1933
Roger-Marx, Claude. Renoir. Paris, 1933: 8, repro.
1937
Duret, Théodore. Renoir. New York, 1937: repro. 13.
1937
Roger-Marx., Claude. Renoir. Paris, 1937:repro. p. 25.
1944
Drucker, Michel. Renoir. Paris, 1944:121, repro.
1966
Goldwater, Robert. "The Glory that was France." Art News 65 (March 1966): 50, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 302, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 471, no. 694, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 347, repro.
1996
Quesada, Luis. Pintores Españoles y Extranjeros en Andalucia, Sevilla, 1996, no. 288, 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: 343, n.19.
1997
Mittler, Gene A., and Rosalind Ragans. Understanding Art. New York, 1997: fig. 1-8.