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Style: Impressionism

Topic: Interior

Date: 1895

Size: 77 x 123 cm

Museum: Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art (Washington, United States)

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

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