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Provenance

Probably Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon, Paris, by 1795, one of 19 Don Quixote illustrations by Fragonard owned by him (sale, Paris, 1826, no. 728 [the group]); to Delaunay. Lt. Col. E. W. Blunt Mackenzie, Castle Leod, Strathpeffer, Scotland (sale, Sotheby's, London, 26 July 1933, no. 95); Hon. Irwin Boyle Laughlin, Washington, D.C. (not in Lugt), 1933; his wife, Therese Iselin Laughlin, Washington, D.C., 1941; their daughter, Gertrude Laughlin Chanler, New York, 1958; gift to NGA, 2000.

Exhibition History
1982
Eighteenth Century Drawings from the Collection of Mrs. Gertrude Laughlin Chanler, NGA, Washington, D.C., 1982, no. 10.
2000
Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection (Summer 2000), National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2000 (no catalogue).
2007
Fragonard, Les plaisirs d'un siècle. Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, 2007-2008, no. 77 (Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachez).
Bibliography
1877
Portalis, Baron Roger de. Les dessinateurs d'illustrations au 18e siècle. 2 parts in 4 vols. Paris, 1877: 1 (pt. 2): 224, 229.
1889
Portalis, Baron Roger. Fragonard. Sa vie et son oeuvre. 2 vols. Paris, 1889: 2:215, 299 (the series).
1945
Mongan, Elizabeth, Philip Hofer, and Jean Seznec. Fragonard Drawings for Ariosto. New York, 1945: 19-20, 35 (the series).
1961
Ananoff, Alexandre. "Alexandre-Evariste Fragonard et son père." Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire de l'Art Français (1961): 155-157 (the series as A. E. Fragonard).
1961
Ananoff, Alexandre. L'oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732 - 1806). 4 vols. Paris, 1961-1970: 4:no. 2667 (the series as Alexandre Evariste Fragonard).
1978
William, Eunice. Drawings by Fragonard in North American Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge; Frick Collection, New York. Washington, 1978: under no. 60 (the series).
1987
Rosenberg, Pierre. Fragonard. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1987: 499-500 (the series).
1996
Laughton, Bruce. "Daumier's Drawings of Don Quixote." Master Drawings 34, no. 4 (Winter 1996): 400-401 (the series).
2003
Dupuy-Vachey, Marie-Anne. Fragonard et le Roland Furieux. Paris, 2003: 8 (the series).
2007
Dupuy-Vachey, Marie-Anne. Fragonard: Les plaisirs d'un siècle. Exh. cat. Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, 2007: 140-142 (the series).
2009
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009: 206, fig. 1 (color).