On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
Jules Strauss; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 3 May 1902, lot 44.
Jacques-Emile Blanche, Paris (by 1939).
Sir Hugh Walpole, London (by 1945).
Lord Harvey of Tasburgh, London.
Anon. sale, Sotheby & Co., London, 23 June 1965, lot 45.
Frieda Kittay Goldsmith, Palm Beach (acquired at the above sale).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
Property Formerly from the Collection of Frieda Kittay Goldsmith, Palm Beach, Florida
M.-L. Bataille and G. Wildenstein, Berthe Morisot, Catalogue des peintures, pastels et aquarelles, Paris, 1961, p. 31, no. 119 (illustrated, fig. 147).
A. Clairet, D. Montalant and Y. Rouart, Berthe Morisot, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, Montolivet, 1997, p. 172, no. 120 (illustrated).
London, Leicester Galleries, Jacques-Emile Blanche, His Art and His Collection, 1939, no. 66.
London, Leicester Galleries, The Art Collection of the Late Sir Hugh Walpole, 1945, no. 111.
London, Arts Council of Great Britain, Berthe Morisot, an Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, 1950, no. 24.
London, Wildenstein & Co., Ltd., Loan Exhibition of Paintings: Berthe Morisot, January-February 1961, p. 58, no. 22 (illustrated).
Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, Berthe Morisot, 1961, no. 34.
London, Wildenstein & Co., Ltd., The French Impressionists and Some of their Contemporaries, April-May 1963, no. 48.