Michael Howard, ed. Impressionists by Themselves (London: Conran Octopus, 1991), p. 222 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, Treasures of 19th- and 20th-Century Painting (New York: Abbeville Press, 1993), p. 79 (ill.).
Françoise Cachin, “Paris leuchtet,” in Museum Folkwang, Bilder einer Metropole: Die Impressionisten in Paris, exh. cat. (Essen: Museum Folkwang, 2010), pp. 248, 283 (ill.), cat. 23.
Joëlle Raineau, “Chronique d’une vie Parisienne en plein air,” in Petit Palais, Jean-Louis Forain (1852–1931): La comédie parisienne, exh. cat. (Paris: Petit Palais, 2011), p. 80; English translation, exh. cat. (Memphis: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 2011), p. 80.
Thomson, Richard. Seurat’s Circus Sideshow, exh. cat. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017), pp. 36-38, 132, fig. 27.
Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, June 1–November 1, 1933, cat. 264.
Springfield, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, Jean-Louis Forain, 1852–1931: Exhibition of Paintings, April 15–May 20, 1956, cat. 7.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Variations on a Theme by Artists of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, August 4–30, 1959, cat. 20; traveled to San Francisco, California Palace of Legion of Honor, September 12–October 12, 1959.
New York, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Jean-Louis Forain, 1852–1931, March 7–April 1, 1967, cat. 21.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Michigan Museum of Art, The Crisis of Impressionism, 1878–1882, November 2, 1979–January 6, 1980, cat. 20.
Milwaukee Art Museum, Center Ring: The Artist, Two Centuries of Circus Art, May 7–June 28, 1981, cat. 37; traveled to Columbus Museum of Art, August 30–October 11, 1981; Albany, New York, New York State Museum, December 11, 1981–March 7, 1982; Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, April 24–June 6, 1982.
Tokyo, Seibu Museum of Art, The Impressionist Tradition: Masterpieces from The Art Institute of Chicago, October 18–December 17, 1985, cat. 32; traveled to Fukuoka, Fukuoka Art Museum, January 5–February 2, 1986 and Kyoto, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, March 4–April 13, 1986.
Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Die Eroberung der Strasse: von Monet bis Grosz, June 15–September 3, 2006.
Essen, Germany, Museum Folkwang, Bilder einer Metropole: Die Impressionisten in Paris, October 2, 2010–January 30, 2011, cat. 23.
Paris, Petit Palais, Jean-Louis Forain (1852–1931): La comédie parisienne, March 10–June 5, 2011, cat. 64; traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, June 26–October 9, 2011, cat. 70.
New York, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seurat's Circus Sideshow, February 15-May 29, 2017.
Emily Crane Chadbourne, Washington D. C.; on loan to the Art Institute from 1928 [according to Registrar records]; given to the Art Institute, 1951.
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