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Inscription

center left between face and top of barrel: Ch[ardin] / 17[38] (recorded in 1948 as: Chardin / 1738)

Provenance

Possibly Jacques Augustin de Silvestre [1719-1809], Paris; possibly (his estate sale, F.L. Regnault-Delalande, Paris, 28 February - 25 March 1811, no. 13, paired with Return from Market);[1] Laneuville. Godfrey von Preyer, Vienna. William Andrews Clark [1839-1925], New York; bequest 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1978
The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1978.
1989
The William A. Clark Collection: Treasures of a Copper King, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings; Montana Historical Society, Helena, 1989, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1999
Chardin 1699-1779, Galeries National du Grand Palais, Paris; Kunstmuseum am Ehrenhof, Dusseldorf; Royal Academy of Arts, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999-2000, no. 53.
2001
Antiquities to Impressionism: The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2003
The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Altes Museum, Berlin, 2003-2004, no. 36, repro.
2008
Inspiring Impressionism: The Impressionists and the Art of the Past, Denver Art Museum, 2008, repro.
2012
Taking Time: Chardin's "Boy building a House of Cards" and other paintings, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, 2012, no. 19, repro.
Bibliography
1925
Carroll, Dana H. Catalogue of Objects of Fine Art and Other Properties at the Home of William Andrews Clark, 962 Fifth Avenue. Part I. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1925): 191, no. 225.
1932
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Illustrated Handbook of The W.A. Clark Collection. Washington, 1932: repro. 24, 39, no. 2039, as Woman with Saucepan.