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Inscription

by the artist, lower right in pen and brown ink: JM moreau le jeune 176[illeg.]

Provenance

H. H. A. Jossé (his sale, Paris, 28-29 May 1894, no. 42, as attrib. to Slodtz). (Thomas Agnew and Sons, London); The Hon. Irwin Boyle Laughlin, 1916, Washington, D.C.; 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. 22 (as Michel-Ange Slodtz).
2000
Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection (Summer 2000), National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2000 (no catalogue).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 218-219, 289, no. 94 (color).
Bibliography
1924
Sharp, C.J. and A.P. Oppé. The Dance, An Historical Survey of Dancing in Europe. London, 1924: pl. 52 (as Michel-Ange Slodtz).
1967
Souchal, François. Les Slodtz, sculpteurs et décorateurs du roi (1685-1764). Paris, 1967: 463, 699, no. 190 (as Slodtz).