By descent from the artist to his wife, Suzanne Manet (née Leenhoff; 1829–1906), Paris, Apr. 30, 1883 [artist’s estate stamp (Lugt 880), recto, lower right, in red]; sold Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Feb. 4–5, 1884, lot 121, to Marcel Bernstein (1840–1896), Paris, for 1,050 francs [Julius Meier-Graefe, Edouard Manet (R. Piper & Co., 1912), p. 327, no. 121, the buyer was recorded as simply Bernstein. Denis Rouart and Daniel Wildenstein, Edouard Manet: Catalogue raisonné, vol. 2, Pastels, aquarelles et dessins(Bibliothèque des arts, 1975), p. 2, no. 6 (ill.), provides the first name “Marcel.”]. Deposited by Ivan Shchukin (1869–1908), Paris, at Durand-Ruel, Paris, June 28, 1900 [Flavie Durand-Ruel, email message to Gloria Groom, May 23, 2016 in curatorial file, Art Institute of Chicago. Durand-Ruel notes, “This pastel was deposited at Durand-Ruel Paris on June 28th 1900 by Ivan Chtchoukine (Durand-Ruel Paris Deposit no. 9835)”; however, this is probably a phonetic spelling of Shchukin and refers to Ivan Shchukin (1869–1908)]; sold by Ivan Shchukin to Durand-Ruel, Paris, Dec. 28, 1900, for 4,500 francs [Flavie Durand-Ruel, e-mail message to Gloria Groom, May 23, 2016, in curatorial file, Art Institute of Chicago. See Durand-Ruel, Paris, stock 6182 and photo 1750.]. Durand-Ruel, Paris, to at least 1914. Carl O. Nielsen (1868–1950), Christiania (now Oslo), Norway. Deposited by Carl O. Nielsen, Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, at Durand-Ruel, New York, Nov. 8, 1920–Feb. 23, 1923 [Durand-Ruel New York Deposit no. 8033.]. Georges Bernheim, Paris (1893–1943), 1924 [Adolphe Tabarant, Manet: Histoire catalographique (Montaigne, 1931), pp. 459–60, no. 19; and Denis Rouart and Daniel Wildenstein, Edouard Manet: Catalogue raisonné, vol. 2, Pastels, aquarelles et dessins(Bibliothèque des arts, 1975), p. 2, no. 6 (ill.).]. Purchased by Bernheim-Jeune and Company, Paris, Mar. 21, 1924 [Guy-Patrice Dauberville, Bernheim-Jeune and Company, Paris, to the Art Institute of Chicago, July 12, 2016. The work is stock number 23 839, Bernheim-Jeune stock book for c. 1924.]. Sold by Bernheim-Jeune and Company, Paris, to Walter (1872–1954) and Kate (1897–1947) Brewster, Lake Forest, Ill., Mar. 13, 1925 [invoice]; bequeathed by Kate L. Brewster to the Art Institute, 1950.