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New York World’s Fair, Catalogue of European and American Paintings 1500-1900, Masterpieces of Art, May to October, 1940, New York, no. 255, (ill.).
Chicago, Art Institute, Tour de France, Paintings, Photographs, Prints, and Drawings from the Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, December 9 1989 - March 4 1990, no cat.
Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, Daumier, June 3–September 6, 1999, no. 246, (ill.).; Paris, Grand Palais, October 5, 1999–January 3, 2000; Washington, DC, Phillips Collection, February 19-May 14, 2000 [Ottawa and Paris only].
London, Royal Academy of Arts, Honoré Daumier (1808-1879): The Heroism of Modern Life, October 22, 2013-January 26, 2014.
Possibly Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, Paris (died 1875); sold Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 26–June 9, 1875, lot 663 to M[onsieur] Jacquot (for 1550 FF) [according to Robaut 1965, p. 257]. Possibly Henri Vever (died 1897) [according to Paris 1934]. Probably Georges Viau, Paris, 1900 [Viau lent L’Amateur to Paris 1900]. Jacques Doucet (died 1929), Paris, by 1912 [see René Jean 1912, pp. 34-35]; his widow, until at least 1934 [lent to Paris 1934]; sold to Jacques Seligmann [see Seligman 1960, p. 179]; Jacques Seligmann & Co., Paris and New York, who sold a share of the painting to Knoedler’s, New York, in October, 1938, buying it back in December, 1938 [letter of May 11, 1999, from Melissa de Medeiros, M. Knoedler & Co. in curatorial file]; sold by Seligmann to Marshall Field III, Chicago, 1938 [according to Seligman 1960, caption to pl. 71a]; given by the Estate of Marshall Field to the Art Institute, 1957.
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