Robert W. de Forest (1848-1931), New York, acquired at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893.
Thence by descent to the present owner.
Please note that this lot is displayed in a loaner frame from Eli Wilner and is available for sale. Please contact the department for details.
Anders L. Zorn was represented by one very perfect work called ‘The Cigarette Girl’ which was lent by Robert W. De Forest, New York. It is a chic study of the present day woman and represents Zorn at his best.
-Academy Notes, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1920
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK COLLECTION
The Studio, 'Studio-Talk', vol. 7, no. 38, May 1896, p. 249.
Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago, vol. 14, no. 3, March 1920, illustrated p. 86.
Academy Notes, Collection of Paintings from the Foreign Section of the Carnegie Institute International Exhibition at the Albright Art Gallery, Vol. 16, No. 1, January - June 1921, p. 27.
G. Boëthius, Anders Zorn: An International Swedish Artist, His Life and Works, Stockholm, 1954, p. 52.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Representative works of Contemporary Swedish Artists, 13 November - 5 December 1895, no. 87, as Cigarette Smoker (this exhibition subsequently traveled to The Cincinnati Museum; Cincinnati, The Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, The St. Louis School and Museum of Fine Arts; St. Louis, The Boston Art Club; Boston, The Pratt Institute of Brooklyn; Brooklyn, through 1896).
Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Swedish Art Exhibition, 30 January 1916 - 28 February 1916, p. 75, no. 251.
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, The Nineteenth Annual International Exhibition of Paintings, 29 April - 30 June 1920, no. 371.
Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, A Group of Foreign Paintings from the Carnegie Institute International Exhibition, 27 July - 15 September 1920, p. , no. 113.
Buffalo, The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy Albright Art Gallery, A Collection of Foreign Paintings from the Carnegie Institute International Exhibition : supplemented by other foreign works, and a group of recent paintings by Auguste Émile René Ménard, 10-31 October 1920, p. 11, no. 113.