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Barge on the Oise, evening, Île de Vaux
(Péniche sur l'Oise, le soir, Île de Vaux)
1870

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
46.0 × 81.0 cm
Accession Number
3261-4
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1955
Gallery location
Not on display
Provenance

Collection of Archibald Coats (1840–1912), Scotland, until 1914; exhibited Loan Exhibition of Pictures, principally of the French School of 1830, Lawrie Gallery, London, 1893, no. 16; exhibited International Exhibition, Glasgow, 1901, Fine Arts Section, no. 1471; included in the Archibald Coats Esq. estate sale, Christie’s, London, 3 July 1914, as Le Soir; collection of Arthur Curtiss James (1867–1941), New York, by 1917[1]; with Knoedler Gallery, New York, January 1917, stock no. 14056, as a joint purchase with A. Wertheimer (dealer)[2]; sold to William Butterworth (d. 1936), Ohio, February 1917; William Butterworth collection, until 1936[3]; by descent to Mrs Katherine Deere Butterworth (next of kin, widow of William) (d. 1953), Ohio; included in her sale, Sotheby’s, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 9 October 1954, as Le Soir; bought by Hazlitt Gallery (dealer), London, 1954; exhibited Hazlitt Gallery, London, May 1955 as Le Soir; from where purchased for the Felton Bequest on the advice of A.J.L. McDonnell, 1955.[4]

[1] Arthur Curtiss James was the son of Daniel Willis James (1832–1907), founders of copper production company Phelps, Dodge & Co., and who was originally recorded by the NGV as owner of this painting.

[2] M. Knoedler & Co. records, approximately 1848-1971, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2012.M.54, Series I.A. Paintings, 1872-1970, Painting stock book 6: 12653-15139, 1911 December –1920 July, p. 139; Accessed hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2012m54

[3] ‘W. Butterworth dies; Chairman of Deere & Co.’, in Chicago Tribune, Chicago, 1 June 1936, p.18.

[4] See Felton correspondence, McDonnell to Felton Bequest Committee, letter no. 106, 22 February 1955, and Director’s report 22 March 1955. Acquired with Rousseau (3260-4) and Diaz (3258-4).



Loan Exhibition of Pictures, principally of the French School of 1830, Lawrie Gallery, London, 1893, no. 16; International Exhibition, Glasgow, 1901, Fine Arts Section, no. 1471.