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Provenance

Captain Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], by 1952; acquired 1955 by Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969]; bequest 1970 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1929
Exposition d'oeuvres de Berthe Morisot, MM. Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1929. no. 131.
1949
Berthe Morisot 1841-1895, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1949, no. 53.
1950
Berthe Morisot, The Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1950, no. 55.
1952
French Paintings from the Molyneux Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1952, unnumbered checklist, as Portrait of Madame de Pontillon and Her Daughter.
1961
French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1961, no. 32.
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 236, repro.
Bibliography
1961
Bataille, M.L., and Georges Wildenstein. Berthe Morisot, catalogue des peintures, pastels et aquarelles. Paris, 1961: 621.
1961
French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1961: 32 (both as "Mme. Pontillon and her Daughter Jeanne").
1982
Rey, Jean Dominique. Berthe Morisot. New York, 1982: 18.
1991
Wadley, Nicholas. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Drawing. London, 1991: no. 49b.
1998
Gersch-Nešic, Beth. “Pregnancy." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago, 1998: 2:754.