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Ambroise Vollard, Paris.
Comte de Galéa, Paris.
Fine Arts Associates (Otto M. Gerson), New York.
Morton D. May, Jr., Saint Louis, Missouri.
Justin K. Thannhauser, New York.
Mr and Mrs Lloyd Bruce Wescott, Clinton, New Jersey, circa 1959.
A gift from the above to the present owner in 1960.
PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN INSTITUTION
A. Vollard [unpublished inventory], 1 January 1922, no. 4287 (titled 'Le Liseur').
A. Vollard [Procès-verbal de la succession Vollard], September - November 1939, no. 4287.
G. Wildenstein, Gauguin, vol. I, Paris, 1964, no. 187 (illustrated p. 70).
G.M. Sugana, L'opera completa di Gauguin, Milan, 1972, no. 31, (illustrated p. 88, titled 'Clovis Gauguin con un libro').
G.M. Sugana, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Gauguin, Paris, 1981, no. 31, (illustrated p. 88).
Y. le Pichon & R. Laffont, Sur les traces de Gauguin, Paris, 1986, pp. 38 and 258 (illustrated p. 39, titled 'Portrait de son fils Clovis').
D. Wildenstein, Gauguin, premier itinéraire d'un sauvage, catalogue de l'oeuvre peint (1873-1888), vol. I, Paris, 2001, no. 208, pp. 248-252 (illustrated p. 249).
N.M. Mathews, Paul Gauguin: An Erotic Life, New Haven and London, 2001 (illustrated p. 67, fig. 22).
Chicago, Art Institute, Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, February - March 1959, no. 6 (illustrated p. 30); this exhibition later travelled to New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April - May 1959.
Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Cent oeuvres de Gauguin, January - February 1960, no. 21.
Munich, Haus der Kunst, Paul Gauguin, April - May 1960, no. 32.
Vienna, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903, June - July 1960, no. 7 (illustrated pl. 4).
Cincinnati, Art Museum, The Early Work of Paul Gauguin: Genesis of an Artist, March - April 1971, no. 10 (illustrated p. 18).
Baltimore, Museum of Art, Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from American Collections, October 1999 - January 2000, no. 32 (illustrated p. 103); this exhibition later travelled to Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, March - May 2000 and Cleveland, Museum of Art, May - July 2000.
Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Gauguin and the Origins of Symbolism, September 2004 - January 2005, no. 10 (illustrated p. 26 (detail) and p. 116).
Copenhagen, Ordrupgaard, Gauguin and Impressionism, August - November 2005, no. 55 (illustrated p. 275); this exhibition later travelled to Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, December 2005 - March 2006.
Rome, Complesso del Vittoriano, Paul Gauguin: artista di mito e sogno, October 2007 - February 2008, no. 19 (illustrated p. 189).