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Jeanine Warnod, Vuillard, Paris, Flammarion, 1988, pp. 37, 54-55.
Claire Frèches-Thory and Antoine Terrasse, Les Nabis, Paris, Flammarion, 1990, pp. 146-150.
Gloria Groom, “Landscape as Decoration: Edouard Vuillard’s Ile-de-France Paintings for Adam Natanson,” The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 16, 2, Chicago, 1990, pp. 147-165, 180-182.
Georges Bernier, La Revue blanche, Paris, Hazan, 1991, pp. 296-299.
Gloria Groom, Edouard Vuillard: Painter-Decorator (New Haven and London, 1993), pp. 123-34., ill. 197.
Roger Benjamin, “The Decorative Landscape, Fauvism, and the Arabesque of Observation,” Art Bulletin, 75, no. 2, June 1993, pp. 298-301.
Guy Cogeval, Vuillard. Le temps détourné, Découvertes (ser.) no. 178, Paris, Gallimard and RMN, 1993, pp. 78-79.
Antoine Salomon and Guy Cogeval, Vuillard: The Inexhaustible Glance: Critical Catalogue of Paintings and Pastels, Milan, Skira, 2003, vol. 2, no. VII-64 (ill.).
Richard Brettell and Stephen F. Eisenman, Nineteenth-Century Art in the Norton Simon Museum vol. 1 (New Haven and London, 2006), under no. 132, p. 493, fig. 132a.
Paris, Grand Palais, Salon d’automne, 2e exposition, October 15-November 15, 1904, cat. 1288.
Munich, Kunstsalon W. Zimmerman, March-April 15, 1908.
Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Le Décor de la vie de 1900 à 1925, 1937, cat. 201.
Paris, Museé des Arts Decoratifs, É. Vuillard, May- July 1938, cat. 69.
Basel, Kunsthalle, Édouard Vuillard, Charles Hug, March 26-May 1, 1949, cat. 230.
Paris, Museé National d’Art Moderne, Bonnard, Vuillard et les Nabis, June 8-October 2, 1955, cat. 221.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Beyond the Easel: Decorative Painting by Bonnard, Vuillard, Denis and Roussel, 1890-1930, February 25-May 16, 2001, cat. 41 (ill.), traveled to New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 26-September 8, 2001.
Washington, DC, National Gallery of Art, Edouard Vuillard, January 19-April 20, 2003, cat. 142 (ill.), traveled to Montreal, Musée de Beaux-Arts de Montreal, May 15, 2003-August 24, 2003 and Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, September 23, 2003-January 4, 2004 and Lodnon, Royal Academy of Arts, January 31-April 18, 2004.
Commissioned from the artist by Adam Natanson (died 1906) to decorate the library of his apartment at 85 rue Jouffroy, Paris, 1899 [see “Inventaire après le décès de M. Natanson,” dated November 12, 1906, no. 68, copy in curatorial file]; transferred to Alfred Natanson’s appartment at 92 boulevard Malesherbes, Paris in 1904; by descent to Adam’s son, Thadée Natanson, Paris, 1906; his sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, June 13, 1908, lot 64; sold to Alexandre Natanson, Paris for 2, 600 francs; loaned to Léon Blum, Paris, from 1910 to 1929 [see Édouard Vuillard, Journal, April 18, 1910, II.4, fol. 21r, Institute de France]; Alexandre Natanson Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, May 16, 1929, lot 127 (ill.); sold to Mme Bloch for Léon Blum (died 1950), Paris [see annotated catalogue at the Getty Research Institute and Salomon and Congeval 2003]; by descent to Robert Blum (died 1974), Paris, 1950. Knoedler and Co., New York [according to Salomon and Congeval 2003]. Reader’s Digest Association, Pleasantville, New York [according to Salomon and Congeval 2003]. Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, October 23, 1974, lot 216 (ill.); sold to John S. Samuels III, New York; Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, October 22, 1980, lot 60A (ill.); sold to Herman Shickman Gallery, New York [see New York Times 1981]; sold to the Art Institute, 1981.
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