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Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Paris (acquired from the artist, October 1909).
Henry Bernstein, Paris (acquired from the above, November 1909).
Galerie Hopkins Custot, Paris (by 1997).
Berry-Hill Galleries, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 2002.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A. Salomon and G. Cogeval, Vuillard, Le regard innombrable, Catalogue critique des peintures et pastels, Paris, 2003, vol. II, p. 955, no. VIII-275 (illustrated in color).
Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Vuillard, November 1909, no. 39.
Albi, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940), July-September 1960, no. 96.