Catalogue Raisonné


The Lesson, 1975
Oil on canvas
67¼ x 72½ in.
170.8 x 184.2 cm
Signed front lower center: Philip Guston
The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., Gift of Musa Mayer and Musa Guston, 1984
David McKee Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston Paintings 1975", March 06, 1976 - April 10, 1976 
Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VA, "A Bend in the Road: Paintings and Works on Paper by Jake Berthot, Philip Guston, Bill Jensen, Pat Passlof, Milton Resnick, and Myron Stout", August 30, 2003 - November 30, 2003
Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea, "Conversations: Impressionist and Modern Masterworks from The Phillips Collection", July 02, 2014 - October 09, 2014 Travelled to:
Museum Barberini, Potsdam, Germany, "From Hopper to Rothko: America's Road to Modern Art", June 17, 2017 - October 03, 2017
Hess, Thomas B. "Dumb is Beautiful." New York Magazine, March 29, 1976, pp. 86–87, illus. in b&w p. 86
Philip Guston Paintings 1975. Exh. cat. New York: David McKee Gallery, 1976, cat. no. 6, not illus.
Pulido, Natividad. "La Phillips Collection de Washington desembarca con su artilleria pesada." ABC, July 14, 2016, mentioned in text, not illus.
Impresionistas y Modernos: Obras maestras de la Phillips Collection. Exh. cat. Barcelona: Obra Social "la Caixa," 2016, illus. in color p. 141
Westheider, Ortrud, and Michael Philipp, eds. From Hopper to Rothko: America's Road to Modern Art. Exh. cat. Potsdam: Museum Barberini, 2017, cat. no. 63, illus. in color p. 211 and detail p. 198
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, No. 186 illus. in color p. 179, illus. in color as part of an installation photo p. 329 and mentioned in text p. 180