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lower right: Eugene Vail

Provenance

The artist [1857-1934]; his wife, Gertrude Mauran Vail, until 1948; on deposit with the National Collection of Fine Arts (now National Museum of American Art), Washington, D.C., 1948-1973; gift 1973 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1937
Exposition Eugene Vail, 1857-1934, Galerie Jean Charpentier, Paris, June 1937, no. 24, as St. Marc - Jour de Fête.
1937
Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Eugene Vail, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, November 1937, no. 17, as St. Marks [sic] - Venice.
1938
Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by Eugene Lawrence Vail, Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, 1938.
1939
Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Eugene Vail, American Fine Arts Society Galleries, New York, January-February 1939, no. 19, as St. Marks [sic] - Fete [sic] Day - Study.
1939
Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Eugene Vail, Providence Art Club, Rhode Island, March 1939, no. 46, as San Marco.
1940
Eugene Vail, 1857-1934, Exhibition of Paintings, L.D.M. Sweat Memorial Art Museum, Portland, Maine, 1940-1941, no. 9, as San Marco, Fete [sic] Day.
1940
Eugene Vail, 1857-1934, Exhibition of Paintings, Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, Delaware Art Center, March 1940, no. 21, as San Marco, Fête Day.
1940
Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Eugene Vail, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., January 1940, no. 11, as San Marco - Fete [sic] Day.
1940
Possibly Paintings by the late Eugene Vail, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, November 1940, no cat.
1941
Eugene Vail, 1857-1934, Exhibition of Paintings, The Art Association of Newport, Rhode Island, 1941, no. 44, as San Marco - Fête Day.
1953
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1953-1963.
1972
Extended loan for use in Chief Justice Rehnquist's chambers, 1984-2002.
1974
Extended loan for use by The Supreme Court of the United States of America, Washington, D.C., 1974-1982.
1984
Extended loan for use by The Supreme Court of the United States of America, Washington, D.C., 1984-
Bibliography
1937
Cann, Louise Gebhard. Untitled essay. In Exposition Eugene Vail. Exh. cat. Galerie Jean Charpentier, Paris, 1937: 17.
1937
Providence Sunday Journal, 31 October 1937: not paginated.
1939
Cortissoz, Royal. Exhibition review. New York Tribune, 29 January 1939: 8.
1940
Portland Sunday Telegram and Sunday Press Herald, Maine, 8 December 1940: not paginated.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 252, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 371, repro.
1998
Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 207-209, color repro.