The painting was purchased in Paris in 1935 by Milan Kašanin, contemporary director of the National Museum. It was payed for by joint contributions from the Museum, the Ministry of Culture and private donations. It was stolen in 1996 by an amateur Roma thief. During the theft it was badly damaged and was recovered in poor condition, requiring a year of restoration. After the Renoir was stolen, the entire foreign art collection was moved to the museum warehouse to protect the collection until a better security system could be installed.