Watercolor and gouache, with pen and blue ink, over traces of graphite, on ivory wove paper, wrapped and adhered on verso to wood pulp board
Signed lower right
299 × 230 mm
Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Wesley M. Dixon, Jr.
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New York, The Frick Collection, “From Pontormo to Seurat: Drawings Recently Acquired by The Art Institute of Chicago,” April 23-July 7, 1991, n.p., cat. 57; traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, September 10, 1991-January 5, 1992.
Tokyo, Musée National d’Art Occidental, “Gustave Moreau,” March 21-May 14, 1995, cat. 18; also traveled to Kyoto, the Musée National d’Art Moderne, May 23-July 9, 1995.
Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, “Gustave Moreau (1826-1898),” September 28, 1998-January 4, 1999, cat 132 (ill.); traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, February 10-April 25, 1999; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 7-September 9, 1999, cat. 132.
Galerie Allard et Noel, Paris [Paris 1998]. Esnault-Pelterie [invoice]. Baron Edmond de Rothschild (d. 1934), Paris [invoice]. Sold, Christie’s, London, March 22, 1983, lot 108. Sold by Margo Pollins Schab Inc., New York, to the Art Institute, 1985.
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