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oil on canvas
96.2 × 147.2 cm
inscribed in grey paint l.r.: P. Puvis de Chavannes / 96
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1910
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Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International

Probably commissioned by the Louis Philippe Marie Alexandre Berthier, 3rd Prince de Wagraam (1836–1911), Paris; his collection, 1896–1910; from whom purchased, through the Prince's agent, M. Barbazanges, on the advice of Léonce Bénédite and Frank Gibson, for the Felton Bequest, 1910.

Exhibited: Narratives, Nudes and Landscapes: French 19th-century Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1995; The 1890s, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 1996-97; European Masterpieces: Six Centuries of Paintings from the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne touring to Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati 27 October 2000–14 January 2001, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 18 March – 26 May 2001, Denver Art Museum, Denver, 23 June – 9 September 2001, Portland Art Museum October 2001–6 January 2002, cat. no. 78